An “Ice tsunami ” came to the shores of some Canadian lakes and rivers earlier this week. This strange phenomenon happens when very strong winds push large blocks of ice against the barriers of the banks.
In this case, the “ice wave” occurred in Fort Erie, in the Canadian province of Ontario, just a few kilometers from Niagara Falls. The temperature there within the past couple of days has been well below zero degrees Celsius. On the border of Canada, near Buffalo, New York wind gusts reached up to 75 mph.
In Hamburg, New York, officials issued a voluntary evacuation of the Hoover Beach area and emergency crews ordered residents to stay away from the area.