Flood Warning in effect until October 13

Posted on October 11, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that flooding is occurring along portions of the shoreline in the Municipality of Leamington located between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park. Due to continuing winds out of the east/northeast blowing at 30 to 50 km/hr, with gusts to 60 km/hr, flooding is presently occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area. In the affected area, portions of the travelled road surface and private lands are covered with water. Flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves may also impact other shoreline areas today and tomorrow along the east shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park as easterly winds are predicted to continue throughout tomorrow.

The public is advised to avoid these areas. People who must access these areas are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through floodwater. Flowing water, standing water and waves overtopping shoreline breakwalls can be extremely dangerous. Children, pets and livestock should be kept away from flowing water, standing water and shoreline/breakwall areas.

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

Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 am
This advisory is in effect until: 9:00 am, October 13, 2017