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Huntsville Lifts State of Emergency

Posted: 2019-05-01 17:13:24 By: hbr

Tonight, the Town of Huntsville lifted its State of Emergency. The town says river flows and lake water levels in the Huntsville and Port Sydney area are steadily decreasing. In the last 24 hours Huntsville lakes have dropped 15 cm, Mary Lake has dropped 7 cm and the river flows have declined. Officials are anticipating a steady decrease as water makes its way through the system and will continue to monitor conditions.

Residents are advised that properties in flooded areas using well water should assume the water is not safe to drink. For flooding resources visit the Town of Huntsville website at Huntsville.ca 

Emergency Services are currently securing large floating items from the river and lake systems throughout various locations in Huntsville. The Town will notify residents when personal items are available and it is safe to retrieve them.

To assist Huntsville residents with sandbag disposal, a temporary sandbag drop-off has been set up at Madill Yard.

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program for the Town of Huntsville.  The Town of Huntsville has provided a brief summary of the Ministry program at Huntsville.ca