Flood Watch – Port Albert
The combination of rainfall, snowmelt and runoff expected over the next 48 hours will increase the flooding that is already occurring at the mouth of the Nine Mile River. As a result, a Flood Watch has been issued for the area around the mouth of the river, particularly in the vicinity of Apple Lane and Maple Lane.
At this time there is uncertainty in the forecast regarding temperatures on Saturday and the amount the precipitation that will fall as rain and the amount that arrive as freezing rain. As a result, it is difficult to predict the magnitude of flood levels in the area over the next several days.
The freezing rain that is expected on Saturday will limit the ability of Maitland Conservation staff to monitor water levels in Port Albert. We have asked municipal staff to monitor conditions and notify residents of flooding problems as required.
Residents and municipal staff are reminded to use caution near all watercourses. Slippery and unstable streambanks, and extremely cold and fast-flowing water will combine to create hazardous conditions. Never attempt to drive through flood waters.
The message will remain in place until 11:00 am on Monday Jan. 13, 2020. The message will be updated if conditions warrant.
Jeff Winzenried, Water Resources Technician
Jayne Thompson, Communications Coordinator
519-335-3557 ext. 226 Cell: 519-357-6670