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Flood Watch – Lake Erie Storm Surge

April 14, 2020

The Flood Warning issued on Sunday, April 12th, 2020 for the Lake Erie shoreline is now terminated and a Flood Watch – Lake Erie Storm Surge is now in effect.

Weather forecasts are currently predicting moderate southwesterly and westerly winds between 20-40 km/h for the remainder of the week into Sunday. Lake Erie recently set a new monthly average level for March and continues to be well above average for April. With these exceptionally high levels, even moderate winds can cause low lying areas along the shoreline to be flooded.

Lake Erie flood water levels have decreased somewhat since last night. However, standing water, erosion, property damage and other impacts from yesterday continue to affect areas along the shoreline. At this time, LPRCA reminds everyone to stay away from areas affected by recent shoreline flooding due to possible erosion, instability and other damage. Parents are especially reminded to keep children away from these areas.

Community flood coordinators are advised to monitor the forecast and standby for further information.

LPRCA staff will continue to monitor forecast conditions and will update this message as necessary.

This Flood Watch is in effect until 9:00 AM, Monday, April 20th.

Contact Craig Jacques at 519-429-2738 should further information be required.