Photo courtesy of Chris Taylor.

There is always a chance big winds can lead to big issues for people living along the Lake Erie shoreline and that could come into play this week.

With high winds in the forecast, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook statement.

Winds are expected to continue through today reaching as high as 45 km an hour, and high waves often lead to erosion and shoreline damage.

Residents and workers in the area should be prepared for the possibility of flooding. There could also be impacts to other low-lying shoreline areas that have seen flooding over the last few years.

People should take extra caution and avoid the shoreline should conditions get rough. The waves can be strong and the shoreline slippery. There could also be hazardous debris within the waves and water which could be thrown onto the shore.