An Updated Flood Warning for the Lake Erie Shoreline Area in Niagara

‘Sustained strong winds (this  have resulted in a rise of Lake Erie water levels of approximately 2.3m (7.5 feet) with significant waves heights of over 1.5m (5 feet) being experienced’

A News Update from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Posted October 27th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

LAKE ERIE – FLOOD WARNING – (This update issued at 1:29 p.m. this Sunday, October 27th)

To: All School Boards, All Municipalities,Police and Emergency Services

MNR, Area, District and Provincial Response CentreNews mediaHamilton Region, Grand River, & Long Point Conservation Authorities

This notice is intended to update the public and local municipalities of the condition of the Lake Erie shoreline within the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portion of Haldimand County.

From space, the shoreline area of Lake Erie and Niagara region, from Haldimand County on the left, to Buffalo, New York on the right.

Sustained strong winds have resulted in a rise of Lake Erie water levels of approximately 2.3m (7.5 feet) with significant waves heights of over 1.5m (5 feet) being experienced.

Flooded roads along the lakeshore in Fort Erie have been reported. The lake levels are expected to crest mid-afternoon today and recede this evening. Stakeholders with interests along Lake Erie should pay close attention to water levels and waves in their area.

Residents are urged to use caution or stay away from the shoreline of Lake Erie during this event. The NPCA will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as required.

Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within local watercourses can be found on the NPCA’s website at: https://npca.ca/flood-statushttps://npca.ca/stream-flow-monitoring

This notice is in effect until noon, Monday October 28th, 2019 and will be updated as required.

A Brief Afterword from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher, and veteran environment writer Doug Draper –

For those of us who have been following all of the warnings and research that have been coming out over the past number of decades now about the threats that eexcessive burning of fossil fuels and carbon pollution are posing to the climate and our overall environment, warnings like the one above should be off little or no surprise to us.

With his head buried like that, he is going to miss the next flood warning.

Such warnings have become ever more frequent in recent years thanks to those out there who vote for climate deniers and climate lagards, and stooges for the fossil fuel empire like Donald Trump in the United States and Doug Ford, Jason Kenney and Andrew Scheer in Canada.

Perhaps the rest of us should see if we can find ways of making them pay for the damage and destruction of more frequent and severe climate episodes like this.

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