Dozens of homes in Windsor have flooded basements.

Officials in the City of Windsor tell CTV News they have received 57 calls about flooded basements, and there are concerns more homes in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent may experience flooding.

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Warning as Chatham-Kent received about 50 mm of rainfall combined with snowmelt from higher temperatures.

Officials say basement flooding for Chatham’s King Street businesses backing onto the Thames River and flooding in the community of Thamesville are expected as early as Thursday as water upstream has peaked.

The Thames in London appears to have peaked and flows exceed those in the 1977 and the 2008 and ’09 floods.

Residents in Dutton and Southwestern Middlesex area are expected to brace for peak water levels on Thursday with the higher levels reaching Thamesville and Chatham on Friday.

Fortunately ice downstream of Chatham through to Lighthouse Cove has cleared and appears to be pushing out into Lake St. Clair without any sign of jamming.

Meanwhile, The Essex Conservation Authority has also issued a Flood Watch and officials warn residents that waterways continue to flow at elevated levels,.

Water Resources Engineer, John Henderson says total rainfall depths in the Windsor and Essex County area ranged from 40 mm to 70 mm resulting in standing water.

Henderson adds water will continue to drain with the potential to causing flooding in low-lying areas adjacent to waterways.

The authority is also worried remaining ice cover is flowing towards the lakes and the Detroit River and ice blockages at bridges and culvert locations.

Nearshore lake areas within the region remain covered with ice varying thickness which could block waterways.

Henderson reminds people to avoid rivers, lakes, ditches, streams and ponds as flowing water and standing water can be extremely dangerous.

He says remaining ice cover is becoming unstable and a combination of slippery banks, moving/melting ice and cold water is particularly dangerous.

People should keep children, pets and livestock away from waterways.

If possible keep catch basins and other surface water inlets free of debris.