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Bracebridge Declares Flood Emergency

Posted: 2019-04-23 18:10:00 By: hbr

As a result of continuing rising water levels, Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith has declared an Emergency under the Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act, and the Town has activated its Emergency Plan.

The Town says their Emergency Control Group (ECG) is monitoring the situation closely. The Town has been advised by the Ministry of Natural Resources of rising water levels on lakes and rivers. In addition, localized flooding is being experienced in low-lying areas.

Residents are instructed to take measures to mitigate the effects of flooding on their property and monitor all information from the Town.

There have been a number of roads flooded and washed out and Public Works is responding to these issues on year-round roads. As a result of the number and severity of these washouts, it will take time to re-open some roads. Motorists are advised to heed road closed signs as roadways may be washed out but not visible to the driver.

Property owners in adjacent low-lying areas are advised to take precautionary measures to protect persons and property as water levels continue rise. The Town asks residents to please ensure docks and waterfront structures are securely affixed to shore or removed, if safe to do so. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities.