• High winds from the north and east have caused higher water levels in the western end of Lake Erie
• Properties on the bay side of Erieau have water on the lots.
• High water levels and continued winds from the north and east forecasted into the overnight period
Strong sustained winds above 40 km/hr from the north and east since mid-afternoon today have caused water levels in the western end of Lake Erie to be elevated. Forecasts suggest that in the Rondeau Bay area, lake levels could still climb 5-10 cm and that winds will remain strong in to the overnight period. The region has already received around 5 mm of rainfall today and may receive a few more before the system passes by in a few hours.
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has received reports that at least a dozen properties on the bay side of Erieau have water on the lots and around some of the houses. Based on the forecasts, this situation could continue into the overnight period.
People should take extra caution and avoid the shoreline. The winds will be strong and the shoreline slippery. There could also be hazardous debris in water which could be thrown up onto the shoreline. Standing water can also present unseen hazards. Children and animals should be kept away from the water.
Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update this advisory if necessary.
Contact: Jason Wintermute (email@example.com) regarding this message.
This message will be in effect until April 30th, 2019