Flood Warning

Due to the recent change in weather conditions the Fire Department urges everyone to take precaution.

  • Keep children away from flood water
  • Don't walk through moving water — you may fall
  • Don’t drive through floodwaters

Flooding is a natural hazard in Ontario that can happen at any time of year. Floods are typically caused by melting snow, ice jams, heavy spring rains and summer thunderstorms. Flash flooding is caused by violent rain storms or breaking dams — often occurring with little or no warning. They can damage property and injure or kill people.

Prepare Now   https://www.ontario.ca/page/floods

  • Put weather protection sealant around basement windows and ground-level doors
  • Install "check valves" in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home
  • Install the drainage for downspouts a sufficient distance from your home to ensure water moves away from the building
  • Move documents and keepsakes out of the basement
  • Keep instructions for shutting off gas and water valves handy and read them carefully

Electricity and Water

There is a heightened risk of electric shock when water makes contact with electrical systems that could seriously injure or kill you. Go to: https://www.esasafe.com/consumers/safety-and-security/storm-safety/flood-safety-info

and follow the electrical safety steps; it could save your life, or the lives of first responders and utility personnel working in the area.

For Flood Updates Visit

http://www.otonabeeconservation.com/programs/water-programs/flooding/