High Waves Warning: Flooding and Dangerous Conditions Along the Lakefront

Strong winds are creating high waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline. (Nikkiwjourney / Pixabay)Strong winds are creating high waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline. (Nikkiwjourney / Pixabay)

Strong winds from the north will create dangerous conditions along the shore of Lake Michigan through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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The shoreline in northwest Indiana will be hardest hit, with waves projected to reach 13 to 17 feet, but the Chicago area lakefront will experience flooding and erosion as well.

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications has issued a lakeshore flood advisory until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Television news cameras have captured footage of at least one cyclist nearly being swept into Lake Michigan along the lakefront trail Monday morning.

According to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, nearly half of the people who drown in the Great Lakes every year drown in Lake Michigan. There have been 108 Great Lakes drownings in 2020, 57 of them in Lake Michigan.


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