Both the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority have issued flood watches for the region.

Strong winds Sunday and into Monday will bring an elevated risk of flooding and erosion along Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.

There is the potential for winds to gust up to 50 km/hr.

Waves could exceed 1 metre in height.

Residents should take extra caution to avoid areas where flooding is occurring as well as rivers, streams, and shoreline areas during this flood watch.

Children and animals should stay away from bodies of water.

A number of roads in Essex County were closed Sunday due to overland flooding.


A portion of Heritage Road in Kingsville remains closed as a precaution, even though water levels have receded.

Front Road in LaSalle was also closed Sunday from Martin Lane to Laurier Drive, but it re-opened early Monday morning. The entrance to Gil Maure Park at Laurier Drive also remains closed.