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LPRCA issues Flood Warning for Lake Erie Shoreline

November 27, 2019

Effective immediately, Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) is upgrading the November 26 Flood Watch into a Flood Warning. Strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 100 kilometers per hour are forecast to develop during the afternoon and continue into the evening. As a result of the wind, water levels along the Lake Erie shoreline are expected to rise quickly mid-day today, peaking in the early evening at levels similar to those in late October.

Water levels in Lake Erie have been very high, which increases the risk of flooding and erosion when the wind picks up. Caution should be taken around Lake Erie shoreline areas experiencing raised water levels and strong waves. Extra caution should be taken to ensure that children and pets stay away from such areas.

The Flood Warning is in effect until noon on Thursday, November 28 or until an update is issued. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates.