Fort Erie, Port Colborne warned to avoid Lake Erie shore due to winds


Published November 30, 2022 at 9:30 am

Waves crash the shore of Lake Erie during high winds, elevated water levels. (Photo: Jess Levenson Facebook)

The heavy winds and high rains today (November 30) have Environment Canada warning residents of Fort Erie, Port Colborne and Wainfleet to avoid the Lake Erie shoreline.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) had added its take, saying, “the strong winds in tomorrow’s forecast will increase water levels and waves along the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Colborne and Fort Erie.”

“Residents should pay close attention & are urged stay away from the shoreline.”

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is saying Lake Erie water levels will “rise by more than four feet above current levels… (as) the water level is expected to peak in the middle of the afternoon.”

The NPCA added there will be increased erosion and flooding due to the storm surge and strong waves.

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