New Here?
Search Kawartha Lakes Mums

Monday, 22 April 2013

April 22 Burnt River Flood Update - Good News!

Kawartha Lakes Mums Did You Hear? Burnt River Water Level Stable!

While Kawartha Lakes still has a state of emergency in effect due to flooding in the Burnt River, Black River and Gull River watersheds, there is some good news.

Burnt River Flood Good News

The Burnt River appears to be stabilizing and the water level has decreased to 6.033 meters!
Also  Mustang Drive has been reopened. Miller Waste Services is doing scheduled waste and recycling collection in the northern areas today. Any residents on roads not passable can put out double the amount next week.

Flood Sandbags - Multiple Kawartha Lakes Locations

Sandbags are available at the Burnt River Depot and the Coboconk Depot. Sand and sandbags will also be available at the end of affected roads. Public Works staff continue to monitor water levels.

Evacuated? Some To Do Items

 The Burnt River Community Centre will remain open today. Residents who are evacuated are encouraged to register with the Red Cross at the Community Centre even if they don't require assistance at this time.
 When leaving your home please ensure the hydro is shut off at the panel and that the valve in the bottom of furnace oil tanks is closed.
 Anyone needing assistance with evacuation should contact the city's call centre at 705-324-9411. If you feel in immediate danger at any time please call 911. Residents will be advised when it is safe to return home.

Remember -Boil Your Well Water! 

imageThe Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) advises that residents on well water affected by flooding should boil water for one minute at a rolling boil or obtain alternate potable water.
Yup, outhouses floating in the park? Boiling your water would be a definite must do! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for reading!
We look forward to your comments, and will publish them after checking for family-friendliness.
If posting a link, please link back to us, or have a place where we can comment and link back to our blog.