NPCA update on flooding along Lake Erie

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The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is reporting that current  water levels on Lake Erie at Port Colborne have exceeded the forecast elevations and have combined with significant wave heights in excess of 2m

Flooding of low-lying areas is occurring due to surge and significant wave heights. Water levels should start to recede through the early morning hours of Friday.

The Niagara Peninsula is under a wind warning as issued by Environment Canada. The Lake Erie shoreline is experiencing strong South Westerly to Westerly winds. Sustained winds over Lake Erie of 80km/hr with gusts in excess of 100km/hr are occurring. Winds will ease through the day Friday.

The NPCA says those along Lake Erie should pay close attention to water levels and waves in their area.

Residents are urged to use caution or stay away from the shoreline of Lake Erie during this event.