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Burnt River Ontario Floods 2016

Burnt River Ontario Floods 2016

Published: 2016-04-03 | Original Article
Attribution MPG -  CBC News

Shuttleworth Road has fallen victim to flooding before back in 1992 due to local political influnces.
Shuttleworth Road has fallen victim to flooding before back in 1992 due to local political influnces.
Residents in Burnt River and those who follow the river such as residents on Shuttleworth Road have fallen victim to flooding before back in 1992 due to local political influnces. The river rose to the extent of placing the town of Burnt River completly under water. Residents might say that local authorities might require better communication skills to help assist in avoiding unexpected enviromental changes.

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.


Attribution MPG -  CBC News