Flood Warning in Effect Until August 30

Posted on August 29, 2017

Please be advised, this Flood Warning has been downgraded to a Flood Watch in the affected areas. The floodwater, which was over various roadways throughout the region this morning, has receded.

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that there is water over roadways at various locations throughout the region. Isolated heavy thunderstorms through the evening hours have caused local drainage infrastructure to be overwhelmed with run-off resulting from those isolated heavy downpours. The areas most significantly impacted are roadways within the Town of Lakeshore, west of Belle River, the existing older portions of the Town of Tecumseh, and isolated areas in the City of Windsor. Other areas of the region, as reported at this time, but extent unconfirmed, have and currently are sustaining significant basement flooding.

Only those residents living within affected areas should use roadways impacted upon by floodwaters. The public is advised to avoid these areas. People who must access these areas are advised to use extreme caution when traveling through floodwater. Children, pets and livestock should be kept away from flowing water and standing water. Municipal staff have responded and are working to address local flooding and drainage issues.

Weather forecasts will continue to be monitored and updates provided as required.

Date: August 29, 2017, 9:30 am

This advisory is in effect until: 9:00 am, Wednesday, August 30, 2017