Flood Warning in effect

Posted on March 20, 2018

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 northeast blowing at 30 to 40 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 traveled 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 northeast winds are predicted to continue into tomorrow morning.

Due to the continuing northeast winds and elevated lake levels, the Municipality of Leamington should continue to monitor the flood control dykes in the Southeast Leamington area.

The public is advised to avoid these areas. People who must access these areas are advised to use extreme caution when traveling 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.

The Flood WATCH issued at 3:30 pm, Monday, March 19, 2018 remains in effect for all other locations identified in that notice.