Please…leave the boat at the dock as flooding persists

Waves from passing boats not helping

There’s a new issue for flood ravaged residents of Muskoka to deal with.

Boaters.

Municipal officials asking people to stay off the water during the crisis. Wakes and waves from boat traffic are causing sandbagging efforts to fail.

The Military moved into Bracebridge at the weekend to help fill and distribute sandbags. A local Montessori school pitched in to help as well.

The Township of Muskoka Lakes has declared a state of emergency, joining Bracebridge, Huntsville and Minden.

The Town of Gravenhurst is keeping a close watch on the water. There have been isolated pockets of flooding in and around the town but nothing compared to what communities further north are experiencing.