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Residents in Low Lying Areas Should Be Prepared For Flooding

Posted: 2019-03-29 07:25:23 By: hbr

With  spring like temperatures and above average snowfall this winter, high water levels in lakes and rivers are possible.

Todd Clapp, Gravenhurst community emergency management coordinator  says “Property owners should be prepared before water levels reach their homes, particularly in the areas that are prone to high water levels annually."

The Town has established three locations where sand/sand bags are available to residents that may be affected.  Those locations are Cowbell Lane, Severn River Road East, and the Municipal Public Works Yard on Crawford Road.

The Town is asking residents and visitors to be extremely diligent when venturing out near waterways as well as traveling along roads. Conditions can change quickly, sometimes in only the matter of a few hours.