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Flood Watch issued for areas near Burnt and Gull Rivers

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Flood Watch is now in effect for the Bancroft District, including areas near Gull River and Burnt River. The five day forecast suggests 35-40 mm of rainfall with most of the precipitation falling from today to Friday.

As a result, water levels and flows are rising rapidly in northern areas according to the Ministry of natural Resources.

Residents of the Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Residents who have experienced flooding in the past should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

This Flood Watch will remain in effect until Thursday April 18, 2019.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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