Warning of flooding, erosion as storm moves on Lake Huron shoreline

Warning of flooding, erosion as storm moves on Lake Huron shoreline
Maitland Conservation Flood Forecast Centre warns of possible flooding and erosion as a storm system moves over Lake Huron. Winds are predicted to reach gusts of 100 km/hour and the Flood Centre forecasts damage exceeding that of the storm earlier this month that destroyed the boardwalk in Goderich. KATHLEEN SMITH
Maitland Conservation Flood Forecast Centre warns of possible flooding and erosion as a storm system moves over Lake Huron. Winds are predicted to reach gusts of 100 km/hour and the Flood Centre forecasts damage exceeding that of the storm earlier this month that destroyed the boardwalk in Goderich. KATHLEEN SMITH

Maitland Conservation Flood Forecast Centre (MCFFC) released a statement earlier today, warning of possible flooding and erosion problems along the Lake Huron shoreline.

As a large, low-pressure system continues to move along, Maitland Conservation warn of significant high winds expected this evening, peaking overnight and into Friday, Nov.1.

A forecast of strong winds with gusts up to 100 km/hour is possible as the weather system moves over the Lake Huron shoreline.

Strong winds combined with the near record-high water levels in Lake Huron, Maitland Conservation warn of flooding and erosion issues.

As higher than normal waves hit the shoreline areas, Maitland Conservation forecast issues exceeding those experienced during the storm on Oct. 17 that destroyed the boardwalk in Goderich.

Flooding of low-lying coastal areas is predicted, in addition to continued erosion of the lakeshore bluff, particularly more vulnerable areas damaged in the storm earlier this month.

Maitland Conservation reminds residents and municipal officers to stay far away from breaking waves and from the top-of-bluff areas during and after the storm.

This warning will remain in effect until Monday, Nov. 4, unless local conditions warrant further updates.

Maitland Conservation will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates.

Source: Warning of flooding, erosion as storm moves on Lake Huron shoreline | Goderich Signal Star

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