Conservation Halton issued the following Flood Warning at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014.
Conservation Halton is advising that areas in our region have received over 40mm of rainfall many localized downbursts. Environment Canada’s Thunderstorm Watch is still in effect and we are forecasted to see additional rainfall this evening.
Lower portions of Burlington appears to be experiencing drainage issues as the intense rainfall is impacting infrastructure capacity, particularly on a portion of the QEW by Guelph Line and other major arteries in Burlington such as Walker Line and Appleby Line.
The southern portion of our watershed is experiencing riverine flooding in localized areas and do not present a major concern at this time.
Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.
All stakeholders in Flood Response are encouraged to review their flood procedures in anticipation of this flood event.
Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.
Conservation Halton staff are monitoring the weather and are in the field monitoring our watershed conditions. An update or cancellation to this Flood Warning message will be issued by 11 p.m. tonight.
Note: A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.