City Prepares For Evacuation In Flood Zones

People living in some flood-threatened Ottawa neighbourhoods could be asked to leave their homes in the coming days as levels on the Ottawa River continue to rise.

Late this afternoon deputy mayor George Darouze said the city ward most at risk is West Carleton-March, which includes the neighbourhood of Constance Bay.

However, Darouze said people living in the Cumberland and Britannia neighbourhoods could also be asked to flee if conditions deteriorate.

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces arrived in Ottawa this morning to deal with flooding

Officials with the Ottawa River Regulating Board have said this year’s flooding could exceed 2017 levels by 40 to 50 cm.

The board said the prediction, issued Friday morning, is “subject to a high degree of uncertainty”.

Photo source: https://twitter.com/GeorgeDarouze?

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