LPRCA issues flood advisory
Tuesday will be a good day to keep children and pets away from the Lake Erie shoreline.
High winds in the afternoon will churn up violent wave action along the north shore of Lake Erie from Port Colborne to Long Point and beyond.
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority says some of these waves could be 2.5 metres high when they reach shore. High winds out of the southeast will also push a lake surge up against the mainland.
Environment Canada is forecasting wind gusts out of the southeast Tuesday morning as high as 50 kilometres an hour. The wind shifts to the southwest in the afternoon, with gusts along the lakeshore in the range of 90 kilometres per hour.
“Lake levels are expected to begin to rise around noon and peak in the early evening tomorrow,” Matt Churly, water resource technician at the LPRCA, said Monday in a news release.
“If this surge level is reached, some flooding can be expected in low-lying areas along the Lake Erie shoreline.”
Churly adds “People are urged to use caution or stay away from the Lake Erie shoreline areas experiencing strong wave action and elevated water levels.”
The lprca flood advisory remains in effect till 10 a.m. Wednesday.