Riverine Flood Watch (Event Message #1)September 22, 2021
Long Point Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Riverine Flood Watch for all areas within its watershed.
An Environment Canada Rainfall Warning for Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk has been issued. It states:
- Significant rainfall expected through Thursday afternoon.
- Showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue today before moving out Thursday.
- Total rainfall amounts of 75 to 100 mm are expected by early Thursday afternoon with a few areas possibly reaching 125 mm.
- This widespread rainfall event is due to a cold front and a moisture laden low pressure system that will arrive from the American Mid-west.
The Long Point Region watershed has received approximately 22-40 mm of precipitation during the last 12 hours and forecasts suggest an additional 75-100 mm will fall over the next 48 hours. Area watercourses are still responding to rainfall from yesterday and water levels are expected to rise with the forecasted precipitation, creating the potential for flooding in flood-prone areas.
People are warned to stay away from ditches, streams, rivers and ponds as the combination of slippery banks and cold, fast-flowing water is dangerous. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas.
Landowners are also advised to make sure dams, culverts and catchbasins are free from debris and functioning properly, if it is safe to do so.
Water levels are expected to remain high for the remainder of the week. Therefore, this Flood Watch is in effect until Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions throughout the watershed and will update this message as necessary.
Contact Ben Watson at 519-842-4242 ext. 264 should further information be required.