Flood Warning Update

Posted on April 16, 2018

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that the previous Flood WATCH issued Sunday April 15 at 6:12 pm has been updated to a FLOOD WARNING as follows:

The Flood Watch has been updated to a FLOOD WARNING due to forecasted winds out of the west at 25-35 kilometers per hour with gusts exceeding 45-55 kilometers per hour.

The FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the Municipality of Leamington, all areas west of Point Pelee National Park, and for the west coast shoreline areas of Pelee Island. The West Shore Road of Pelee Island has been closed. Flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves are occurring. In the affected areas, portions of the travelled road surface and private lands are covered with water.

The public is advised to avoid areas where flooding is occurring. 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. All vehicular traffic should stay out of these areas.

Issue Date: April 16, 2018 at 10:15am

This advisory is in effect until: 9:00 am, Tuesday, April, 17, 2018

Flood WARNING Update – 16 April 2018 at 1015 am