Province Readies For Flooding Emergency

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This is a release from the Ontario government:

“As communities across the province prepare for heavy rainfall and potential flooding over the next 24 hours, with some reports of flooding having started already, our government is working hard to prepare for any situation, and standing by ready to help.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has already reached out to at-risk communities to provide information about provincial assistance programs and to establish lines of communication for ongoing updates on weather impacts at the local level. Emergency Management Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management are on high-alert and are collecting real-time weather information.

As the situation continues to develop, we will monitor it very closely and quickly offer assistance where needed.”

Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs

Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

 


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2 thoughts on “Province Readies For Flooding Emergency

  1. “And I wonder, still I wonder, who will stop the rain.”
    I was expecting the government would announce they were going to do something about the rain. I thought they could do anything – maybe Jim Watson can get on this.

    But seriously, my sympathies are with those being put out of their homes in Gatineau and along the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers. Hopefully, this will generate a better system of protection since this is going to get worse, not better, as weather systems change. Kudos to the city staff and volunteers who’ve come out to fill sandbags and provide supports to those who need it.

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  2. Flooding is not a laughing matter. It affects people, sometimes, with great losses.

    But, sometimes civilization is its own worse enemy. We build on flood plains and wonder why we got wet when the water rose. We cover the ground with pavement and wonder why the water didn’t get absorbed into the ground. We build basements and wonder why the sewer backed-up into the house.

    We are, in general, a not too bright of a species.

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