Ottawa Spring Flood 2019 by the Numbers

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 30 (Information included below is current as of 10 am on Tuesday, April 30)

10, 242 volunteers have helped at the three sites since Friday, April 19, with 1,586 volunteers helping on Monday, April 29

1,175,500 sandbags have been made available to residents

More than 700 members of the Canadian Armed Forces are providing flooding assistance relief in the Ottawa and surrounding areas.

629 wellness visits in all affected areas conducted by City emergency services and Ottawa Public Health

21 residents have self-evacuated

133 Team Rubicon Canada work orders completed

2,201 people have joined the City’s Spring Flood 2019 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465641830851411/

 

Based on information provided by the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board and the weather forecast from Environment Canada, the Ottawa River and tributaries are expected to continue rising over the next several days.Water levels are expected to peak by mid-week, as forecast by the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board

The City encourages property owners who may be affected by flooding along the Ottawa River to register online for help. Those who do not have access to the internet can call 2-1-1 or the toll-free number at 1-877-761-9076 to register. Each residential property will initially be assessed by a Rapid Damage Assessor and response will be prioritized based on need and risk.

Residents who would like to volunteer can find more information on ottawa.ca. Updates are provided on Facebook, Twitter and ottawa.ca to keep residents informed about the changing situation.

Traffic congestion around the flood emergency sites is an impediment to City crews and emergency vehicles. Residents are asked to stay clear of the flooded areas unless they are volunteering or live in the area.

Up-to-date information on road closures caused by flooding is available on our Interactive Traffic Map. Click the “Incident” box on the left-hand side to see the closures.

Residents should visit Ottawa.ca for more information about how to prepare for floods.

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