Potential For Flooding Along Ottawa River

Although we are not expecting nearly the same situation as we experienced last year, rising water levels on the Ottawa River have the City preparing to roll out the sandbags. Four flood information centres from east to west open their doors starting today (Thursday) to answer any questions and concerns residents may have.  In addition, sand and sandbags are being made available at six locations across the city. At this point, about 400 properties within the city’s borders are at risk of flooding.The latest river forecast from the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board has flood-prone areas at risk of minor flooding levels, starting today, from Lake Coulonge down to Britannia and Aylmer. (City of Ottawa news release)

Here’s a list of the flood information centres, which are open daily from noon until 8pm until further notice:

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

Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre
100 Clifford Campbell Street

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
102 Greenview Avenue

R.J. Kennedy Community Centre
1115 Dunning Road

 

For more flood-related information on the City’s preparation and response, visit ottawa.ca

 

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