UPDATED: Flood Warning Remains Until May 3rd

Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton under the Warning; Bracebridge and Huntsville are under a State of Emergency

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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.

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Bracebridge

The Town has military assistance to help with sandbagging, bag deployment, evacuation and first responder assistance as needed.

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Muskoka Lakes

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.

Huntsville

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.

Other Notes

  • 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.