Notice that the Township of Laurentian Valley has declared an Emergency due to Flooding on April 27, 2019

TOWNSHIP OF LAURENTIAN VALLEY

INFORMATION RELEASE

APRIL 27TH, 2019

 

After further assessment of the current flooding situation by members of the Township of Laurentian Valley’s Municipal Emergency Control Group convened at 4:30 pm today, Mayor Steve Bennett declared an emergency due to the flooding occurring in conjunction with the 2019 Spring Flooding Freshet in the Township of Laurentian Valley.  This was declared under the Emergency Management and Protection Act.

Rising water levels pose an ongoing threat to the property, health and safety of residents.  Water levels have continued to rise and flood levels are forecasted to exceed the levels experienced in 2017.

For safety, all property owners should monitor weather conditions, continue to check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving water.  Residents should take appropriate precautions to protect their property and their own personal safety.  Information is available on the Township website or by contacting the Township on the safety of wells, septic systems and electricity in flooded areas.

The Township of Laurentian Valley is monitoring the situation closely.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board and will be posted to the Township website at www.lvtownship.ca and also on the Township Facebook Page.

Property owners and residents requiring sand and sandbags can access the sandbag filling site at George Matheson Park at 630 Forest Park Road.  Staff will continue to monitor the supplies at the Park. Should bags or sand be depleted you can contact the Township office at 613-735-6291 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm), or the after-hours emergency contact number at 613-735-6070.  As a reminder, owners are responsible for their own placement and removal of sandbags and should be careful not to overload vehicles when transporting sandbags.

Some roads in the Township have also experienced flooding and we urge people to avoid travelling on those roads when it is not necessary.

Please note some Township services may be affected as municipal resources are deployed to deal with the flooding emergency.

 

For further information, contact:

CEMC - Lauree Armstrong – 613-735-6291, ext. 203 or via email at larmstrong@lvtownship.ca

Mayor Steve Bennett – 613-735-6580 or via email at sbennett@lvtownship.ca

CAO/Clerk – Dean Sauriol – 613-735-6291, ext. 206 or via email at dsauriol@lvtownship.ca