SNC warns of potential flooding

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FINCH — In a bulletin issued by South Nation Conservation (SNC) last night, residents are advised to stay away from rivers because the current heavy precipitation could raise water levels and cause slippery river banks.

The watershed authority advises parents “to explain these dangers to their children.”

Environment Canada forecasted 40 to 60 mm of rainfall last night, an additional 10 to 30 mm today (Oct. 21), and the same amount again on Saturday (Oct. 22). Even more rain is possible if thunderstorms materialize over this period.

SNC warns that flooding is possible in low-lying areas and those zones prone to annual floods. It says that some access roads may need to be closed and acknowledges the potential for blocked storm drains, catch basins and culverts, which may also cause localized flooding.


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