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Burnt River Fire Crews Begin Sandbagging In Case Of Spring Flooding

KAWARTHA LAKES-Sandbagging has begun in Burnt River.

Crews from the Burnt River Fire hall are proactively preparing sandbags today for the community in case of flooding.

The City says it is awaiting a full report on sandbag locations and availability from the Fire Department. They are anticipating a release later this week or early next with details for residents.

Flooding is a yearly concern along the Burnt River watershed although none has happened yet this year. The City is taking a “prepare early” approach.

The 2019 Burnt River flood was higher, longer and contained more water than any other flood in Kawartha Lakes’ history according to Kawartha Conservation. The water levels in 2019 were 20 centimetres higher than the historic flood of 2013. Numerous people had to be rescued by the fire department while others had their homes moved off of the foundation.

Read more here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2019/08/14/2019-burnt-river-flood-deemed-worst-in-kawartha-lakes-history/

We will provide more information on the pickup locations for sandbags once it becomes available.

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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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