LPRCA is­sues flood ad­vi­sory

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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.

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