High Water Level

The Township is aware of the high water level conditions and is currently monitoring the situation very closely.

Township Updates:

  • May 12, 2017- The Township is continuing to monitor the high water situation very closely, but it appears that riverfront properties have experienced a slight relief in water levels. Reports from South Nation Conservation and various Provincial ministry offices indicate that high water levels will remain stable or possibly continue to rise over the next number of days. With precipitation in the forecast, the situation remains unpredictable. The Township has been in contact with the majority of property owners whose houses are considered to be at risk. Based on current information, the Township will not be staffing the sandbag pick up location over the weekend. Any changes in the status will be posted on the Township’s Social Media and website.
  • May 10, 2017- Pre-filled sand bags will be available to residents South of County Road 2 on the St. Lawrence River who are at risk of flooding. Bags will be available for pick up at 4035 Dishaw St in Cardinal between 9 am and 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. ID will be required.
  • May 9, 2017- South Nation Conservation St Lawrence River Flood Watch Update
    Please stay tuned to our facebook page for updates.
  • May 9, 2017- Pre-filled sand bags will be available to residents South of County Road 2 on the St. Lawrence River who are at risk of flooding. Bags will be available for pick up at 4035 Dishaw St in Cardinal between 9 am and 5pm on Tuesday, May 9 2017. ID will be required.
  • May 8, 2017 9:00 am- Pre-filled sand bags will be available to residents South of County Road 2 on the St. Lawrence River who are at risk of flooding. Bags will be available for pick up at 4035 Dishaw St in Cardinal between 9 am and 5pm on Monday May 8, 2017. ID will be required.
  • May 8, 2017- South Nation Conservation Authority Watershed Statement

Please stay tuned to our facebook page for the most current updates.

FLOODING INFORMATION

The Township has confirmed locations that have sand bags available in stock.  Click here to see full statement.

WELL & SEPTIC CARE

Click here for information from the Health Unit Regarding Well and Septic systems during flooding conditions. 

Click here to view recommended procedures for sand bag wall construction

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • If the basement or house has flooded above the outlets, the FIRST STEP is to have the local electric utility shut the power off – do this before contacting the insurance company or even entering the basement or the house (if the main floor is flooded).
  • Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor helps avoid delays in having the utility reconnect power again after a flood. It also helps ensure the home’s electrical system is safe.
  • ESA has a database of more than 7,200 Licensed Electrical Contractors online so it’s easy for people to find the ones near their homes.

Additional information and safety tips can be found here:

https://www.esasafe.com/assets/files/esasafe/Newsroom/Electrical-Safety-Information-for-Flood-Affected-Areas-040517.pdf

In addition, in the event your region/area is implementing evacuations, ESA has a limited number of pre-printed door hangers available regarding flood affected areas. Please contact esa.communications@electricalsafety.on.ca and use the subject line “Request for Flood Materials.”

There’s also a PDF version for local printing here: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Storm%20Safety%20Materials/FLOOD%20SAFETY?preview=ESA_Doorhanger_Flood.pdf

 

If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Township Office at 613-658-3055 x 101 or email mail@twpec.ca