Flood Warning In Effect For Lake Erie Shoreline, Areas Downstream of Dunnville Dam

A Flood Warning has been issued for the Lake Erie shoreline and areas downstream of the Dunnville Dam, including Port Maitland. The Flood Warning is expected to impact properties in Flood Zone 3.

Environment Canada has issued a Wind Warning advising of a low pressure system tracking across southern Ontario tonight. This system will bring strong southwest winds of 70 km/h gusting up to 100 km/h, before easing on Friday afternoon. Rainfall in the 15-25 mm range is also forecast for the Haldimand County overnight and into Friday morning.

Lake levels are is forecasted to peak mid-day Friday. Waves of up to 1.75 metres are forecast to accompany this event. Given the uncertainty that remains in this forecast, the public is advised to familiarize themselves with flood warning zone mapping available on Haldimand County’s website.

Residents living along Lake Erie and areas downstream of the Dunnville Dam in  Flood Zone 3 should pay close attention to water levels and stay away from the shoreline during this event.

Residents in these areas should tie down or put away loose objects, close storm shutters and take other necessary precautions. Residents are also encouraged to contact their insurance company regarding flood insurance if they do not already have it.

Haldimand County Emergency Services and Roads Operations crews will be closely monitoring conditions and will respond as needed.

A Flood Zone Map, flood guide for lakeshore property owners and other emergency preparedness resources can be found at HaldimandCounty.ca/floods.

The Flood Warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 and will be updated as the event draws closer.

Watch the County website, social media channels and conservation authority websites for the most-up-to-date information.