The Flood Warning will remain in effect until at least May 1, 2019. Water levels have decreased on average in Burk’s Falls by 1.25”. However, our neighbours have communicated their water levels have risen within the time period so please remain cautious as this flooding is not over yet.
There is 24mm of rain projected for our area from today at 4:00 pm to Saturday at 2:00 am. This will increase the water levels again. If you need sandbags, they are available at the municipal office and sand can be arranged with local pits or with the guidance of Public Works. Please make sure you have your 72-hour emergency kits stocked and you make necessary precautions for your property needs.
To date, Public Works staff have worked very hard to keep the Village’s infrastructure safe, as I am sure all surrounding departments are doing. Our water is good and the sewer pumps, while working harder than ever, remain intact.
The Heritage River Walk Trails and Sharpe Street remain closed; please avoid those areas. We will continue to monitor the Village as water levels potentially rise again. If you need assistance, please call the office at 705-382-3138. If afterhours, there is a direct connection to our emergency phone.
The Public Inquiry line for the Water Management Department Parry Sound District voice mail box – 705-646-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be safe.