Gusting winds could cause shore erosion, warns conservation authority

The gusting winds will be "just under" the flood watch threshold, according to a release from ERCA, but in areas of "direct wave attack" breakwalls could be damaged.

Winds speeds will be 'just under' flood watch conditions

The high winds raised concerns about possible flooding in Leamington, though there were no immediate reports of problems on Wednesday. (Dale Molnar/CBC)

The Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a water safety warning ahead of heavy winds that could erode shorelines and send powerful waves over breakwalls during the long weekend.

The gusting winds will be "just under" the flood watch threshold, according to a release from ERCA, but in areas of "direct wave attack" breakwalls could be damaged.