ARE YOU READY FOR SPRING?
While heavy rain may cause flooding at any time, residents are encouraged to pay special attention to the risk of flooding during the spring thaw.. Flooding in your area depends on how close you are to waterways and flood plains, and there are steps you can take to prevent flooding in your home.
Water Levels in Ottawa
Be in the know about
flooding in your area. A list of roads and pathways closed due to flooding is
updated daily on ottawa.ca.
If you notice water levels rising around your home, please call 3-1-1.
The Rideau Valley
Conservation Authority, the South Nation
Conservation Authority, the Mississippi
Valley Conservation Authority, the Ottawa River
Regulation Planning Board and the Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are responsible for
monitoring water levels in our region. Visit their websites for updates
and advisories on potential river flooding.
For more information on preventing, mitigating and recovering from floods,
visit the City of Ottawa’s website
IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS
In an emergency, a family documents kit will help protect your identity and ensure you and your family receive the help you need. Making a kit is easy and will give you peace of mind.
When you are deciding which documents are important, think about all the information you may need in an emergency. Keep your documents in a waterproof, portable container and store it in a place easy for you to find quickly.
Visit ottawa.ca for a family documents checklist to help you get started!