Posted June 10, 2020 on Niagara At Large
A Brief Foreword by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper –
Potentially damaging wind warnings for the Lake Erie shoreline – this one issued and included immediately below from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority – have become more and more common place in this age of climate crisis.
They are warnings that people living on or near the shores of Lake Erie, including people from Wainfleet, Port Colborne and Fort Erie in the Niagara, Ontario area, have already too often learned the hard way, need to be taken seriously.
How comforting for federal and provincial Conservatives and their anti-scients followers that they can regard the climate emergency we face as a hoax.
Here is a news report from 2019 on the grief and destruction this “hoax” can cause to people and their property. Click on the screen immediately below to watch –
Yes, it is quite a hoax, isn’t it? The real threat, according to the likes of Tories in Canada, is any effort by the federal government to put a price on climate-ravaging carbon pollution – that dreated “carbon tax.”
Now here is the Warning issued earlier this June 10 by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority –
For Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 this notice is intended to update the public and local municipalities of the condition of the Lake Erie Shoreline as it relates to the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portions of Haldimand County.
Currently Eastern Lake Erie is under a marine Strong Wind Warning as issued by Environment Canada. The forecast is calling for strong southwesterly winds. Sustained winds over Lake Erie of 40 to 60km/hour with gusts approaching 80km/hour can be expected late tonight and into Thursday morning.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is currently forecasting water levels to increase above current levels on Lake Erie at Port Colborne by approximately 0.5m (1.6ft) to an elevation of 175.55m.
Significant wave heights of 1.5m (5ft) are also expected during this event. Water levels will start to build this evening and will peak late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. With significant wave heights forecasted, damage due to wave uprush and increased shoreline erosion is possible. Flooding of low lying, flood prone areas is also possible during this event.
Stakeholders with interests along Lake Erie should pay close attention to water levels and waves in their area. Residents along the lakeshore are urged to close storm shutters, floodproof low-lying openings in their homes, and stay away from the shoreline.
Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within local watercourses can be found on the NPCA’s website at:
This notice is in effect until noon, Thursday June 11th, 2020 and will be updated as required.
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