East to northeast winds are expected to raise the water level to near 80 inches above chart datum near Monroe and slightly less near Gibraltar.

AS OF 2:19 P.M.

The winds have shifted, and with that, some of the high water has receded.

The Lakeshore Flood Warning remains in effect for Monroe County.

AS OF 10:09 A.M.

Three stormwater pumps have been set up in North Shores. Fire departments in Estral Beach and other communities along the lakeshore are monitoring conditions. 

Lucas, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties in northwest Ohio also are under a Lakeshore Flood Warning until 10 p.m. "While water levels are retreating a bit this morning, water levels will return to 78 to 80 inches at Toledo and 68 to 70 inches at Marblehead this afternoon," the National Weather Service in Cleveland reports.

AS OF 9:37 A.M.

Stormwater drain pumps are in the process of being set up in the North Shores neighborhood.

EARLIER REPORT:

The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning for Wayne and Monroe Counties until 10 p.m. today.

This situation is the result of record to near-record high water levels in Lake Erie, fed by the winds which will push the waves and water toward this area.

The lakeshore and beach neighborhoods of Monroe County have had to deal with flooding situations repeatedly since spring 2018. Residents of those communities should be on the alert for any instructions from their fire departments and city officials. 

Lakeshore Flood Warning

Lakeshore Hazard Message

National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI

810 AM EDT Tue May 5 2020

Wayne-Monroe-

810 AM EDT Tue May 5 2020

...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Significant additional lakeshore flooding expected.

* WHERE...Wayne and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Additional flooding and erosion of prone areas along the Lake Erie shoreline.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Persistent east to northeast wind gusting near 25 mph is expected to continue today into this evening.

This is expected to raise the water level at Toledo to near 80 inches above chart datum affecting north Maumee Bay up to Monroe. The water level is also expected to rise to around 75 inches at Gibraltar.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.

Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.

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