Flood Watch (Event Message #1)October 26, 2019
Effective immediately, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Flood Watch for all areas along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Environment Canada is expecting 30 to 50 km/h winds from the southwest and west, with gusts of 80 km/h to develop over night and into Sunday morning in the wake of an intense low pressure system. Winds will diminish Sunday evening and overnight into Monday.
Currently, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is predicting a 1.72 meter rise above chart datum (173.5 m) at Long Point.
Lake levels are expected to begin to rise Sunday morning and peak around 5 pm. If this surge level is reached, flooding can be expected in low lying areas along the Lake Erie shoreline
Community flood coordinators are advised to monitor the conditions and stand by for further information.
People are urged to use caution or stay away from Lake Erie shoreline areas experiencing strong wave action and elevated water levels.
LPRCA staff will continue to monitor Lake Erie conditions and will update this message as necessary.
This Flood Watch is in effect until noon, Monday, October 28, 2019.
Contact Paul Gagnon at 519-429-4899 should further information be required.