Flood warnings issued for LaSalle, Lake Erie shoreline in Leamington

The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) issued on Thursday flood warnings for LaSalle and the Lake Erie shoreline in Leamington, citing moderate-to-strong winds out of the east. 

ERCA said winds reaching roughly 30 km/h have caused flooding in LaSalle, as well as sending water over the road along Cotterie Park Road and Lakeshore Drive between Fox Run Road and Mersea Road 2 in Leamington. 

In a Thursday media release, LaSalle officials said they’re aware that “some streets and properties are experiencing flooding and standing water due to the rain and winds.”

ERCA said persistent strong winds out of the east may also affect low-lying areas along the Lake Erie Shoreline, including Pelee Island, the Detroit River, as well as Lake St. Clair from Windsor to Belle River. 

ERCA says winds reaching speeds of 30 km/h have caused flooding in LaSalle. (Vince Robinet/CBC)

“Longer-range forecasts indicate some strong winds out of the northeast on Saturday into Sunday, which brings an elevated risk of flooding and erosion to the region,” reads an excerpt from an ERCA media release also issued on Thursday. 

 

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