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Burnt River resident information for flood preparation

April 2, 2016 - The City of Kawartha Lakes Human Services department advises that wherever possible residents make arrangements in advance for alternate accommodations with family or friends.

Points to remember:

  • Have a supply of all necessary prescriptions and medical supplies in case you need to leave on short notice
  • Bring important papers with you such as ID, personal documents
  • If you have pets, remember their needs as well

As of today, a temporary reception centre has been opened for residents at the Burnt River Community Centre at 16 Somerville Rd., Burnt River. Red Cross will be on hand to help and can be contacted at 705-715-8138.

The Canadian Red Cross can provide information on disaster personal preparedness.

Contact the Peterborough, Haliburton & District Branch at 705-745-8222 or contact the on call attendant at 705-715-8138.

Any residents requiring emergency accommodations, and who have not made their own arrangements in advance, should contact A Place Called Home at 64 Lindsay St. South in Lindsay or call 705-328-0905 (toll free: 1-866-520-2689).

A Place Called Home is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to provide emergency shelter and support services.

City of Kawartha Lakes Human Services inquiries will be answered from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at 705-324-9870, press zero.

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 Extension 1355

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