High Water Level Information Sessions

Monday, July 29, 2019

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Essex Region – With continued record-high lake and river levels significantly impacting the Windsor-Essex region, the City of Windsor, County of Essex and all regional municipalities, together with the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), will host information sessions for residents.

“Since May 30, our region has been under a long-term flood watch, and nearly two dozen active flooding events have taken place,” says Richard Wyma, ERCA’s General Manager.  “Some shoreline and low-lying areas have been largely under water for months.”

The forecast continues to predict water levels at these unprecedented highs, and the serious potential for localized intense rainfall raises additional concerns.  “The current situation across the region is unlike any we have experienced in the past,” Wyma adds.  “Water simply has no place to go.”

These information sessions are intended to identify current and predicted water level impacts, and to help residents in be prepared in the case of a flooding emergency.  Presenters will include municipal staff and Emergency Management Coordinators from across the Windsor-Essex region.

Please click here for a PDF of the Session Presentation

If you live along the shoreline or in a low-lying, flood-prone area, you may wish to attend one of these sessions :

  • Monday, August 12, 7:15 – 8:30pm  – Atlas Tube Centre (Lakeshore). Presentation here.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 6:30pm – 8:00pm – WFCU Centre – Collavino Hall (Windsor).  Presentation here.
  • Wednesday, August 14 – 6:30pm – 8pm – Vollmer Centre (LaSalle). Presentation here.
  • Thursday, August 15 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Lakeside Park (Kingsville)

Interactive mapping to view flood-prone areas can be found here.

Information about Preparing for Flooding can be found here.

 

 


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