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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Are you ready? March 2016 Newsletter






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!