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2024 Flood Season Expected To Be Mild But Property Owners Still Encouraged To Be Prepared

KAWARTHA LAKES-The municipality’s Flood Operations Team met in late February to begin planning for the upcoming 2024 flood season. The City says widespread flooding issues are not anticipated this year due to the lack of precipitation our water systems saw this winter.

While that’s great news for Kawartha Lakes in general, that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. As we’ve seen so far this winter, our weather systems have been unpredictable so there’s always a chance that the flood outlook could change if precipitation picks up over the next few weeks.

Kawartha Lakes still encourages all residents that live in flood plain areas to continue to prepare their property as they typically would this time of year.

How to receive flood outlook notifications?

The most important step you can take to be prepared for flood season is to ensure you stay up-to-date on flood warnings and advisories. The municipality has many different channels to help keep the community informed.

  • Tune in to the latest warnings and advisories on Kawartha 411 News.
  • Road closures due to flooding: Public safety is our top priority. Roads will be closed if they are deemed to be unsafe. All road closures and re-openings are posted on Municipal 511 and can be viewed on the flood page of our website at www.kawarthalakes.ca/flood or directly at www.municipal511.ca

Please note that the City’s  Pingstreet app is being phased out by our website vendor, therefore it will no longer be used for flood alerts or notifications.

Prepare your property with sandbags to redirect water

Property owners in floodplain areas are responsible to redirect water from their properties as needed. Please secure your own sandbag supplies from your local hardware store as needed.

Sandbag supplies from the municipality

Due to the anticipated milder flood season, the municipality will not be pre-preparing sandbags in advance this year.

Water levels in our local water systems are monitored daily, so should there be a spike in water levels, the municipality will pivot quickly to begin sandbag prep and will notify residents once sandbags are ready for pick up in select flood-prone areas.

 

 

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