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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

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Hydro-Quebec On Chute Bell Dam – “We Are Entering Into An Unknown Zone”

Simon Racicot, director of production and maintenance with Hydro-Quebec, told reporters on Thursday evening (April 25th) the dam at Chute Bell was built to withstand what he called a millennial flood. “That means a flood that happens every 1,000 years,”

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ALERT: Bell Falls Hydroelectric Dam On The Rouge River Is At Imminent Risk Of Failure

ALERT: Quebec’s Public Security Ministry is warning that the hydroelectric dam at Bell Falls on the Rouge River in the western Laurentian’s region is at imminent risk of failure. The ministry is advising anyone down river from the dam to

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More Flooding Closures!

With Environment Canada issuing another Special Weather Statement for another significant rainfall Friday, this flooding seems far from over. Rain, heavy at times, will move into Eastern Ontario Friday morning and continue into Friday evening with total rainfall amounts of

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Flood Caution Issued To Residents Along The Ottawa River

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has issued a caution to residents along the Ottawa River that water levels are expected to increase significantly over the weekend and into next week. However levels are not expected to reach those observed at

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Insure You’re Insured With Insurance You Can Count On!

Last Friday, as much as I love Spring and the meltdown, we didn’t exactly love it springing and melting into our basement 😉 Fortunately we have great insurance with my best friend Stephanie from McVey Insurance in Metcalfe as she

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Be Ready For Spring!

You never think about it happening to you but oh it can, I’m proof of that.  On Friday it happened to us when I went downstairs and my cat was staring at the wall and wouldn’t move and I stepped

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Catch Basin Map – City Of Ottawa

Did you know the City of Ottawa has over 100,000 catch basins to provide drainage to our roadways and greenspaces?  As a critical component of the city storm collection system, keeping catch basins clear of debris (leaves, ice, snow, etc.)

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Promising Sign? NCC Crews Are Flooding The Rideau Canal

You may have seen National Capital Commission work crews on the Rideau Canal, drilling holes and flooding parts of the ice surface – already! Seems a bit early? It should be known that the layer of ice that has formed

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Recording Breaking Rainfall Recorded Today

Environment Canada says Wednesday’s rainfall in Ottawa broke the previous record set back in 1969. Ottawa airport reported 60 mm of rainfall from midnight to 2:30 PM. The previous record observed at the airport was 41.1 mm in 1969. Observers

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[Video] The Ice Breakers Of Ottawa

Ice breaking operations on the Rideau River started last week between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back. Ice blasting will follow in the coming weeks, weather permitting. The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations

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