• Risk of shoreline erosion and damage to shoreline protection along Melody Drive, Island Crescent, and Peninsula Street in Lighthouse Cove early Sunday morning.
• Risk of flooding on Melody Drive, Island Crescent, Canal Street and Peninsula Street in Lighthouse Cove early Sunday morning.
• Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent is no longer at risk of flooding overnight due to changes in the forecast.
Strong winds out of the northwest are currently forecasted for the Lighthouse Cove area in Lakeshore on Sunday. Current forecasts suggest that the winds will pick up and could exceed 35 km/hour early Sunday morning and continue to be high until dawn. Sustained winds out of the northwest are currently forecasted to peak at 45 km/hour with gusts up to 70 km/hour early Sunday morning.
There is a risk that wave action could damage shoreline protection works and cause erosion all along the Lake St. Clair shoreline in Lakeshore and Chatham-Kent, including the diked areas. The winds may drive waves on-land and cause flooding in the area of Melody Drive, Island Crescent, Canal Street, and Peninsula Street in Lighthouse Cove.
People should take extra caution and avoid the shoreline should conditions get rough. The waves can be strong and the shoreline slippery. There could also be hazardous debris within the waves and water which could be thrown onto the shore. 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.
This message will be in effect until 3:00 PM on 12 January 2020.