09 May
2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO FLOODING May 9, 2017

Picton

May 9, 2017

Picton, ON -- Mayor Robert Quaiff has declared a state of emergency due to localized flooding and the continued rising water levels of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario. While water levels on rivers and streams are beginning to subside, Quinte Conservation has advised that the water levels in the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario will continue to rise. The County`s Emergency Control Group has been activated and will continue to monitor conditions

The County of Prince Edward is surrounded by water with over 800 km of shoreline There has been localized flooding on the shoreline around Prince Edward County and as lake waters rise there is a strong probability that there will be further flooding of homes and potential damage to municipal  infrastructure. Many of the residents living along the shoreline are senior citizens who may not be able to protect their homes and property without volunteer assistance. The County is continuing to provide sand and sandbags at three locations.

Mayor Quaiff stated:  “The immediate concern is ensuring access to Provincial financial assistance for flood damage to private property and municipal infrastructure. In addition, by declaring an emergency, there will be access to more resources for the protection of waterfront properties”.

The County has updated its website to include a Flood Watch page to provide updated information and resources available to residents. Please visit: www.thecounty.ca and click on “Flood Watch” to access this information.

 

 For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023 or info@pecounty.on.ca

 

Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.

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