Updates; Flooding in Ontario
The good news is that the floodwaters have crested in most trouble spots, and we’ll get a 3-4 day break from the rains. There should be some decent drying potential before more rain is expected on the weekend.
Premiere Kathleen Wynne will be touring the effected flood areas in Ontario.
That includes Clarence-Rockland, Constance Bay, Gatineau, Renfrew and the Minden area in Haliburton.
The military presence and the ‘state of emergency’ continues for Gatineau, Champlain and the Pontiac.
The ‘state of emergency’ also continues in Clarence-Rockland.
Stay tuned for details on Ottawa sponsored “Town Hall Meetings” which will help address several issues and answer the questions that many have regarding the road ahead. There will be more on Insurance, Emergency Relief and, of course, the cleanup to come.
Quebec is the hardest hit province, with more than 2,400 residences flooded and 1,520 people evacuated.
About 1,200 soldiers are on the ground helping communities across the province, several of which are under states of emergency, and an addition 400 troops are expected to arrive later this afternoon (on Monday).
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