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High winds prompt lakeshore flood warning, officials say

High winds prompt lakeshore flood warning, officials say

Winter at Washington Park

A lifeguard station and chair look out on a frozen Lake Michigan at Michigan City's Washington Park.

High winds have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a lakeshore flood warning for Lake and Porter counties through Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said northwest winds were expected to reach 35 mph, allowing waves to grow to a height of 14 feet on Lake Michigan. 

"Residents on or near the shore in the warned area should be on alert for rising water and take appropriate action to protect life and property," officials said. 

Officials said wind speeds should decrease to 15 mph about 4 p.m., reducing wave heights and ending the weather service's flood warning.  

Some Region schools have seen cancellations or delays Tuesday due to the icy, cold conditions.

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Morning Cops/Breaking News Reporter

Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.

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