• There is currently flooding along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent.
• Erie Shore Drive remains closed to traffic. Please avoid the area if possible.
• Current forecasts suggest flooding could continue into the late evening.
• Current forecasts suggest flooding could get worse this afternoon.
There is currently flooding along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent. There is water on many properties and water is flowing over the road. Erie Shore Drive remains closed to traffic. Please avoid the area if possible.
The Strong Wind Warning for Lake Erie remains in effect. The strong southwest winds that have been causing flooding along Erie Shore Drive overnight and this morning are forecasted to continue throughout the day and to last into the late evening. Some forecasts suggest wind speeds could increase this afternoon worsening the situation.
Again, people are being asked to avoid the area. 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.
Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update this advisory if necessary.
This message will be in effect until October 14, 2019.
Message Contact: Jason Wintermute ([email protected])