Significant Weather Event – Briefing

Service Caledon is receiving numerous calls from residents re: flooding.

Caledon Fire is currently responding to reports of flooding in Inglewood and Bolton.

Roads and Fleet are consistently monitoring areas with historical flood pronged areas.

INGLEWOOD

  • 7-8 homes in the McLaughlin Rd / OldeBase Line area are flooded. Caledon Fire personnel are conducting visits to the homes to check on residents’ well-being and check for hazards.
  • According to Credit Valley CA gauges both up and downstream of Inglewood, water levels peaked late yesterday or early this morning at 70-80cm above bank, however these levels have plateaued or slightly subsided (1pm).

 BOLTON

  • Caledon Fire is investigating reports of an ice jam on the Humber River at Old King Road which is resulting in adjacent flooding. One elderly resident may have to be relocated.
  • It is also monitoring 3 to 4 bridges in the Bolton area, east of Hwy 50, for ice jams.

 WHAT WE ARE DOING

·   Caledon Fire is currently investigating reports of flooding in Inglewood and Bolton.

 GENERAL SAFETY MESSAGE

·    We strongly encourage residents to exercise caution around rivers, creeks and other bodies of water.

 WATER ON ROADS

·    Thank you for reporting it. We will pass this information on to our Road Operations team who will assess the situation.

BASEMENT FLOODING

 If you expect that your basement might flood, do the following – but only if it is safe to do so:

-Move furniture, electrical appliances, pets, equipment and other belongings to higher levels of your home.

-Make sure all basement windows are closed.**

 WHAT TO DO IF YOUR BASEMENT FLOODS**

·    Please call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency

·    If you have insurance, contact your insurance company immediately to report any problems. Your Insurance Company can recommend the services of a qualified contractor experienced in mitigating and restoring the damage sustained.

·    If you do not have insurance, contact an experienced restoration contractor to ensure the damage is mitigated and properly restored.

·         Monitor the rest of your property and either use sandbags or other apparatus to prevent water from entering your home.

 How to reduce the risk of basement flooding

www.basementfloodreduction.com.

ADDITIONAL MESSAGING –

FOR SEVERE FLOODING ONLY***

 Never cross a flooded area

  • If you are on foot, fast water could sweep you away.
  • If you are in a car, do not drive through flood waters or underpasses. The water may be deeper than it looks and your car could get stuck or swept away by fast water.
  • Avoid crossing bridges if the water is high and flowing quickly.
  • If you are caught in fast-rising waters and your car stalls, leave it and save yourself and your passengers

REFERENCES

Credit Valley CA real-time water levels:
https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring

**REGION OF PEEL – SAFETY MESSAGING
http://www.peelregion.ca/prep/bereadybeprep/during/specific/flooding.htm

***GETPREPARED.CA (Federal)
https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/flds-drng-en.aspx

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