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Riverine Flood Warning [ Event Message #1 ]

April 1, 2023

Due to recent precipitation over the past 24 hours, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Riverine Flood Warning for all areas within its watershed.

Flood Status Indicator: Flood Warning

Flooding is currently occurring along area watercourses and the forecast is calling for an additional 5 mm in the next 12 hours.  Water levels are expected to continue to rise in area watercourses for the next 24 hours.

Action: Areas along the Big Otter Creek, specifically the town of Vienna, may experience flooding due to high flows. Given Vienna’s vulnerability to flooding, Flood Coordinators should warn property owners in the most flood-prone areas of Vienna of the potential for flooding.

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 catch basins are free from debris and functioning properly, if safe to do so.

Water levels are expected to remain high for the next 48 hours. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will update this message as necessary.

Therefore, this Flood Warning is in effect until noon, Monday, April 3, 2023.

Contact Paul Gagnon, 519-842-4242 ext. 232 should further information be required.