Flooding Emergency Update 3
May 10, 2019 4:15 pm
The Municipality’s Emergency Control Group continues to monitor flood and road conditions. The weather forecast indicates lessened precipitation and reduced wind speeds for the weekend. However, water levels are expected to continue to rise by 2-3 cm per day for the next few days. The Municipality asks that residents remain vigilant and cautious around waterways.
Residents who are in need of accommodations or volunteering assistance can call 705.753.1171.
In an effort to protect infrastructure and to avoid potential safety hazards, the public is instructed to stay away from the affected areas unless they are volunteering.
Road closures are being updated on westnipissing.ca as information becomes available.
The Municipality is providing 100 bags per residence to those in need. Please note that sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:
- Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street): 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South): 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12.
Sand piles are available in areas including:
- Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
- Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
- Avenue du lac in Lavigne
- End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
- O’Brien (Turn around)
- Quesnel (West End)
- End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)
- End of Argo Road
For flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171.
To report an emergency please call 911.
The West Nipissing Emergency Control Group continues to monitor conditions and appreciates the community’s cooperation. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.