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Flood Watch in effect for Lake Erie Shoreline

The Grand River Conservation Authority and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority have advised that the passage of a strong low-pressure system is expected to bring high winds to Lake Erie on Friday, Mar. 17. This has the potential to affect residents and businesses in Lake Erie Flood Zone 1, along the Grand River downstream of Dunnville Dam, in the community of Port Maitland, and along the lakeshore.

The lower Great Lakes are expected to see sustained winds of 45 km/h from the south and southwest with gusts up to 70 km/h on Friday afternoon and early evening before easing overnight. The peak elevation of the surge is forecast to occur on Friday evening.

The public is reminded to stay away from the Lake Erie shoreline due to the potential for strong waves and elevated water levels and to follow the direction of local flood coordinators and emergency officials. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas. This message is in effect until 8 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023. For the most up-to-date information, visit the GRCA website or LPRCA website.