Flood Watch - April 24, 2019

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – April 24 - 2019 – The City of Clarence-Rockland’s Municipal Council approved a budget of $100,000 to cover the immediate operational costs of the 2019 flood.

There are 111 homes in the flood zone and approximately 30 houses are presently affected. The water level is now projected to peak at 43.40 meters while in 2017, it peaked at 43.69 meters. Municipal staff will continue their daily site visits to check on residents. Sand has been pre-delivered to the Public Works garage and the city will replenish supplies as needed.

The City would like to remind residents to beware of flood water and to not use inundated well water. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has released some guidance for well owners affected by the flood. You can find the information at the following link: https://eohu.ca/my_environment/well_during_and_after_a_flood_e.php.

The City is developing a detailed plan for collection of waste including sandbags, household goods, appliances and hazardous waste. The City of Clarence-Rockland is advising affected residents to leave their sandbags in place until the flood threat has subsided.

Sandbags will continue to be available at the following locations: Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena, Voisine Road, Pago Road and Wilson Road.

For non-emergency flood information, please contact 211 or visit their site at https://easternontario.cioc.ca/record/OCR4589.

For all emergencies, please call 911.