Flood Preparation Efforts Continue With A Call For Volunteers

As floodwaters continue to rise on the Ottawa River, more help is needed to fill sandbags at three locations across the city. With the regular work week schedule resuming on Tuesday, a modified schedule is available for those residents wanting and able to help with flood preparation efforts. Residents can volunteer from 3 to 7 pm, Tuesday to Friday. The number one priority remains to be filling sandbags and supporting homeowners along the Ottawa River in danger of flooding.

Volunteer check-ins from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26 are located at:

– Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road. A shuttle will transport volunteers from the Museum to the site and back.

– Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive

– Ron Kolbus Centre, 102 Greenview Drive (upper parking lot)

Volunteers should prepare accordingly and be dressed appropriately. Meals will be provided to all volunteers. However, if someone has a food allergy or special dietary requirement, it is recommended that they bring their own food or snacks.

The City would like to thank volunteers who have helped residents and property owners at risk of flooding. More than 1000 volunteers have generously donated their time over the long weekend. With their efforts, over 140,000 sandbags are or have been made available to residents.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1

Image sources: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/flooding

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