• There is currently flooding along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent, with water on the roadway.
• The public is asked to avoid the area to ensure emergency services can access the area if required.
• Current forecasts suggest periods of flooding could continue into late Sunday.
There is currently flooding along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent. Standing water is building up on properties with over 20 properties already observed to have standing water in the front yards. There is water on the roadway in two locations, however, significant flow across the roadway has not yet been observed. It is not clear based on forecasts how long the flooding may last. Some forecasts suggest winds may lessen this evening and others suggest winds overnight may switch to the west providing some relief. However, forecasts suggest that even if the winds do drop off, periods of strong winds from the southwest may re-occur a times between now and late on Sunday.
The general public is being asked to avoid the area to ensure that emergency services can access the area if required. The waves on the lakes can be strong, and the shoreline slippery. There could also be hazardous debris within the waves and water which could be thrown onto the shoreline. Standing water can also present unseen hazards. Children especially should be kept away from the water.
The previously issued Flood Watch remains in effect for other areas of the Lake Erie shoreline and is being extended through Sunday.
This message will be in effect through November 14, 2021.
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