Burnt River Ontario Floods 2016Published: 2016-04-03 | Original Article
Attribution MPG - CBC News
2 dozen roads closed
Sections of more than two dozen roads in the Bobcaygeon, Coboconk and Burnt River areas have been closed due to their chances of flooding or washouts.
Kawartha Lakes said it has amassed roughly 2,500 sandbags that residents can use to barricade those properties most likely to be affected by flooding.
The snowfall and cooler weather predicted for Sunday should help stabilize the water levels then, the city said earlier in the day.
Residents are being asked to gather any prescription drugs or medicine they might need in case of evacuation, to pack their IDs and important documents, and to pack supplies for their pets.
Hunstville and Bracebridge also reported flooding, but a Huntsville fire official said it did not compare to the washouts in 2013.
That spring, seven Ontario communities — from Kawartha Lakes to Muskoka — declared a state of emergency after severe flooding submerged numerous roads in the region.