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Bracebridge Calls In 60 More Troops

Posted: 2019-04-30 15:27:48 By: hbr

Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith says the Town continues to experience historically high flood elevations and is encouraging residents to take precautionary measures to ensure life safety. Residents affected by flooding are reminded to check in and update 211 on their situation.

In addition to the 100 Canadian Armed Forces Reservists and equipment currently in the area assisting with the flood emergency response efforts, an additional 60 troops and two armored vehicles for navigation of narrow roadways are being deployed to the area.  Smith says troops will continue to assist with sandbagging activities and the provision of equipment and resources to support first responders and evacuation efforts.

There is a significant amount of debris in the water making waterway navigation unsafe. Town Officials are advising the public to stay off waterways to ensure safety and reduce further damage to shoreline properties.

Sandbags are available free of charge at Fowler Construction for Bracebridge properties who have been affected by flooding. Sandbags are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.