Huntsville Declares Emergency As Heavy Rain Forecasted

Environment Canada Advising of Potential for 40mm or More

Huntsville is joining Bracebridge and Minden in declaring an emergency over rising flood waters.

Related: State of Emergency Declared in Bracebridge, Minden Hills, As Floodwaters Rise

The Town’s Emergency Declaration came as of noon Thursday, after Environment Canada issued a Rainfall Advisory calling for potentially 40mm of rainfall from Thursday to Friday evening.

The Town of Huntsville website contains details of the Emergency Declaration

The declaration gives the Town further resources in the event of heavy rain and increased flooding. Water levels in the Big East River are slowly lowering, according to the Town, while it continues to see rising waters and flooded roads south of Brunel Locks and throughout the Port Sydney area.

Related: Well Water Not a Good Option in Flood-Struck Areas

Bracebridge declared an emergency on Tuesday evening due to flooding, while Minden followed suit Wednesday afternoon.