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Ministry issues Flood Outlook for all of Bancroft District and Flood Watch for Gull and Burnt River watersheds

March 28, 2016 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

The new Watershed Conditions Statement, issued at 1:00 pm today, included a Flood Watch for Gull and Burnt River watersheds.

Residents should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

Residents and those visiting the area are advised to be aware of current watershed conditions, exercise caution while around water bodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets.

Another system is expected move into the area later this week bringing more precipitation. As of this morning, five-day total precipitation amounts are forecasted to range from 30-45mm.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.

For additional tips and information on how to prepare for a flood, please visit our web site, www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca and click on the Flood and Water Level Information button. This link provides a checklist to ensure your home and pets are ready in the event of a flood http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information/checklist-to-prepare-for-spring-thaw.pdf.

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 Extension 1355
cdavidson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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