ERCA Flood Outlook Warns Of Strong, Sustained Winds

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is out with a Flood Outlook and warns of potential breakwall damage along the Lake Erie shoreline because of strong winds.

Wind speeds are predicted to remain between 40km/h and 45km/h beginning Monday night and continuing throughout the day on Tuesday — occasionally gusting to 70km/h.

The wind will begin out of the south/southwest before shifting to west/southwest.

The current lake levels are below ERCA's Flood Watch criteria, but the duration of the predicted wind as the agency warning of the possibility of near shore erosion with wave overtopping and spray.

The regions set to be most impacted are the south and west shorelines of Pelee Island, the western shoreline of Point Pelee National Park including the Leamington shoreline west of the park and along the shorelines of Kingsville, Essex and Amherstburg.

ERCA says people should take extra caution and avoid the shoreline during the high winds.

The advisory is in place until 9am on Wednesday.