Flooding Emergency Update 2
May 10, 2019 11:00 am
The Municipality’s Emergency Control Group continues to monitor flood and road conditions. The evening of Thursday May 9, 2019 was stable as the rain subsided and wind conditions improved. West Nipissing Police patrolled affected areas throughout the night and will continue to do so today. As of this morning, water levels had decreased by 1 inch.
Although conditions are stable, water levels are expected to rise in the coming days. The Emergency plan remains active and the Municipality asks that residents remain vigilant. Emergency Services personnel have advised residents of road closures and evacuation options.
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.
Minehaha Bay (300 King Street) has reopened but all other road closures remain in effect. 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 4:30 pm on Friday, May 10
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)
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.