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    Be prepared during heavy rain

    Posted: Wednesday July 10, 2024

    The City of Brockville is closely monitoring the forecasted heavy rains, expected to arrive in our region on Wednesday and continue through to early Friday. The City and its partners are working to keep you safe during this weather event.

    Stay Safe Around Water Bodies

    Cataraqui Conservation has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety due to heavy rainfall expected July 10 and 11. They urge caution, particularly around all dams (inflow and outflow channels), fast-flowing watercourses and stormwater ponds. Sign up to receive alerts from Cataraqui Conservation, including flood notifications at the base of this page.

    Protect Your Property

    Ensure that gutters and drains are clear to prevent blockages. Move valuables and important documents to higher ground if flooding is a concern. Visit our website for information about what to do if your basement floods.

    Travel Safely

    Avoid driving during heavy downpours. If you must drive, use caution as visibility will be reduced. Transit updates are posted to here through this Facebook link.

    Be Prepared

    Widespread flooding or other extreme weather events are not forecasted for our region, however, it’s always a good idea to have your emergency kit ready. See what to include in your kit and be ready to self-sustain you, your family and pets for at least 72 hours in case of an emergency.

    Stay Informed

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca use the hashtag #ONStorm.

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