Spring Run-off predictions continue to be higher than average in this area of the province, however less than last year (so far).
Residents are reminded that flood prevention in their homes and yards is their responsibility, and that steps can be taken now to reduce the risk of a snowmelt flood in their basements. If the snow melts quickly, some homes may be at risk of flooding even if they’ve never flooded before.
Some flood prevention involves snow shovelling which is heavy work. Those with health concerns should get help from friends, family, neighbours, or professionals. Health permitting, consider moving small amounts of snow over several days so it’s not such a big job.
Here are some tips to help residents reduce the risk of a snowmelt flood in their homes:
If residents have questions or concerns about flood prevention for their homes, they should contact a professional.
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