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What You Need to Know if Flooding is Imminent

Environment Canada is predicting abnormally heavy rain between this morning, Aug. 16 and tomorrow. As much as 40 to 60 mm (over 2 inches) could fall in that 12 to 24 hour period.

Visit Environment Canada's weather alerts page regularly for updates.

If your area is at risk of flooding

  • Listen to the latest warnings and advisories on the radio and television.
  • Prepare your home for a possible extended vacancy and collect necessary personal items you will require if evacuated, such as cash, medication, important papers and identification, change of clothes.
  • Remove valuable items from the basement and lower-level areas.
  • Ensure that your cell phone is charged – it may be your only means of communication during an evacuation.
  • Be prepared to place your pets in a kennel, as evacuation centres may not accept animals.
  • Keep your automobile fueled.
  • Evacuate if directed to do so.
  • In the event of an evacuation, assist those with special needs such as children and persons with disabilities.
  • Secure all boats and items left loose on and around piers, docks or boathouses.

During a flood

  • Shut off the electricity, furnaces and the outside gas valves if safe to do so.
  • Never try to cross a flooded area on foot.
  • If you are in a car, do not drive through flood waters.

Afterwards. . .

Follow these links for helpful advice if your home has flooded.



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