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There is an ongoing State of Emergency in Bracebridge and Huntsville; The Ministry of Natural Resources has extended a Flood Warning until Friday May 3rd for Muskoka, Parry Sound and Haliburton.
Related: MNRF Flood Warning
The Town has military assistance to help with sandbagging, bag deployment, evacuation and first responder assistance as needed.
Eyeballing water level at bouthouse on lower part of #Muskoka river. Looks the same as yesterday afternoon. Control Group meeting later this morning, details at 11:30. #bracebridge #muskokaflood #flood2019 pic.twitter.com/3bQpNwGrFE— Mayor Graydon Smith (@GraydonTheMayor) April 28, 2019
The Township is advising residents that water levels will continue to rise over the next 24 hours and in the coming days.
It might rise another 12 cm (5 inches) by Sunday evening. Water levels are also expected to rise on Lake Joseph, Rosseau and along the Moon River.
The town is experiencing a slight rise in water levels due to the recent precipitation, and it will be at least a week before residents begin to see any noticeable reduction in water levels.
Residents are encouraged to take precautionary measures to ensure life safety, which may include evacuating your property.
Communities across Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick have been hard at work helping those affected by flooding – it’s inspiring to see so many Canadians come together when our neighbours are in need. If you can, take some time today to volunteer! pic.twitter.com/MRtG3xz3aI— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 27, 2019
- Seasonal residents wishing to check on their properties are encouraged to WAIT until the flooding emergency has ended to visit their property
- Individuals displaced or affected by flooding that require assistance please contact 211 (or alternatively 1-877-330-3213). In all emergency situations call 911
- Residents interested in seeking information on the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program should visit the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website
- The Federal Government has engaged an emergency local Services Canada team to assist residents or businesses affected by flooding
- Sand bags are available free of charge for Bracebridge properties affected by flooding at the Fowler Construction – Scale House located at 1206 Rosewarne Drive in Bracebridge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has a Drinking Water Advisory in place. Residents are advised that properties in flooded areas using well water should assume the water is not potable. Municipal water sources are not affected by this advisory.