Notices

Public Works Tenders 2019Public Meeting on Ottawa River Water Levels and Spring 2019 Flooding to be held on Saturday June 22, 2019Notice of Construction: HWY 148 CPR Overhead Bridge RemovalRequest for Proposal - Operational ReviewMedia Advisory - Algonquin Trail SurveyINFORMATION FOR LAURENTIAN VALLEY RESIDENTS ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER - PROJECTED WATER LEVEL RATE OF DECREASE INFORMATION AS OF 5 PM JUNE 6, 2019Thank You! To All Who Assisted the Township with the 2019 Flooding EventFLOOD IMPACTED RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ARE REQUESTED TO REGISTER TO ASSIST THE TOWNSHIP WITH NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR WHERE HELP IS REQUIRED WITH FLOOD CLEAN-UPOttawa River boating ban lifted on May 30 2019 by the Federal Minister of Transporation in sections near Laurentian Valley and other areasNotice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2019-03 and Public Meeting of June 18, 2019News Release - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FLOOD IMPACTED RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ON REGISTRATION FOR ASSISTANCECleanup Kits from the Red Cross Available for Laurentian Valley Residents Impacted by FloodingAttention Business Owners! Sign up for our Business StudyVolunteer with the Township of Laurentian ValleyOpen Air & Recreational Fire Ban LiftedPUBLIC NOTICE - FLOOD 2019 UPDATEMNRF Flood Warning Extended for Pembroke District - Issued on May 9, 2019Community Improvement PlanImportant Press Release from the Ottawa River Regulating Committee Issued on May 3 2019Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Building Permit Fees ChangesNews Release from County of Renfrew: Support Available for Residents Impacted by the FloodMedia Release - Laurentian Valley Flood UpdatePublic Notice - Ministry of Transportation Communication on Hazley Bay and Des Allumettes BridgesNotice that the Township of Laurentian Valley has declared an Emergency due to Flooding on April 27, 2019Renfrew County and District Health Unit Media Release on April 26, 2019 - Reminder to make sure your drinking water well is safe before using in flooded areasAvailability of Sandbags and Sand Supplies in Laurentian ValleyCatch the Ace Lottery Every Thursday in Laurentian Valley!Sandbagging TipsNotice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2019-02 and Public Meeting of April 16, 2019Notice of April 2, 2019 Public Meeting for a Community Improvement Plan for the Township of Laurentian ValleyPetawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley - Receiving Waste Collection Schedule SoonSpecial Council Meeting

Electrical Safety and Flooding

Flood Safety Information

There is a heightened risk of electric shock when water makes contact with electrical systems that could seriously injure or kill you. Follow these electrical safety steps; it could save your life, or the lives of first responders and utility personnel working in the area.

Flooding has occurred
 1. Do not enter your basement if you know or suspect water has risen above the level of electrical outlets, baseboard heaters, furnace or is near your electrical panel. Electricity can move through water or wet flooring and cause a severe electrical shock.

2. In the event that flood water has risen above outlets, baseboard heaters or your furnace, covers power cords, or is near the electrical panel, contact your local electric utility immediately and arrange for them to disconnect power to your home.

3. Watch out for downed powerlines in flood-affected areas. If you see one, stay back 10 metres or the length of a school bus and call 9-1-1 and your local electric utility to report it.

Evacuation due to flooding

If you need to leave your home because flooding is imminent and there is no floodwater in your basement:

1. Move electrical appliances and devices out of your home or to an area in the house above the expected level of flood water. Do not attempt to use these products if they have been in contact with flood water.

2. Watch out for downed powerlines in flood-affected areas. If you see one, stay back 10 metres or the length of a school bus and call 9-1-1 and your local electric utility to report it.

Returning home after a flood

If you have water contact or damage to your electrical system:

1. If water in your basement has risen above the electrical outlets, baseboard heaters, furnace or electrical panel, DO NOT enter the basement until the power has been disconnected by the local electric utility.

2. If your electrical system has been affected, your utility may not be able to restore power to your property until damage has been assessed and necessary repairs have been made.

3. Hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor to evaluate your home’s electrical system to determine if it is safe to have the local electric utility restore power to your home.

  • The contractor will file for a permit with the ESA so there is a record of the work;
  • When the contractor completes the work, the contractor will notify ESA and the ESA Inspector will confirm work has been done safely and power can be reconnected;
  • ESA will inform the utility that it is safe to reconnect;
  • The utility will reconnect when it is able to do so.
  • Ask the contractor for a copy of the ESA Certificate of Inspection for your records and insurance.

You may also find further information at the Electrical Safety Authority website at: https://www.esasafe.com/consumers/safety-and-security/storm-safety/flood-safety-info