Flood warn­ing is­sued

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A flood warn­ing has been is­sued for the Mattagami River in Timmins.

The Timmins Flood Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee is­sued a state­ment late Thurs­day af­ter­noon and said there is a flood warn­ing for the Mattagami River wa­ter­shed, specif­i­cally for the Mattagami River in Timmins.

“A Flood Warn­ing mes­sage serves as no­ti­fi­ca­tion to the gen­eral pub­lic that lo­cal­ized flood­ing may oc­cur. The com­mit­tee re­ports that wa­ter lev­els on rivers and streams through­out the wa­ter­shed con­tinue to rise steadily in re­sponse to the re­cent rain,” said the state­ment.

“The ex­act ex­tent of the flood­ing is dif­fi­cult to pre­dict at this time and will de­pend on the weather in the com­ing days. Over the next 24 hours low ly­ing ar­eas may ex­pe­ri­ence nui­sance flood­ing,” the ad­vi­sory con­tin­ued.

It was also re­vealed that this is not ex­pected to af­fect spe­cific city res­i­dents liv­ing in ar­eas close to the river at this time, but things could change.

“No res­i­dences are ex­pected to be im­pacted at this point in time. Ev­ery­one liv­ing in or near a flood haz­ard area is en­cour­aged to mon­i­tor the con­di­tions that are de­vel­op­ing and to take the ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions to pro­tect their prop­erty,” said the com­mit­tee state­ment.

The com­mit­tee will con­tinue to meet on a con­tin­u­ous ba­sis over the next sev­eral days and pro­vide reg­u­lar up­dates. The gen­eral pub­lic is ad­vised of these mes­sages through the Mattagami Re­gion Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity web­site (http://mrca.timmins.ca) with the flood sta­tus icon and a link to in­for­ma­tion about cur­rent con­di­tions.

Over the next 24 hours low ly­ing ar­eas may ex­pe­ri­ence nui­sance flood­ing”

Timmins Flood Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee

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