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Flood Warning Update issued at 11:30 p.m. on August 4-14

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Conservation Halton issued the following Flood Warning Update at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Environment Canada’s Thunderstorm Watch was cancelled at 9:30 p.m. this evening and no major thunderstorm activity is forecasted for tonight.

Lower portions of Burlington appear to continue to experience drainage issues from the rainfall earlier this evening and closures are still in effect.

The southern portions of our smaller tributaries (in particular Tuck and Shoreacres Creeks) in Burlington have experienced riverine flooding.

Staff will be monitoring the situation and investigate local damages in the morning. Conservation Halton staff will also work together with our partners on expediting any potential remedial works resulting from the heavy rains today.

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.

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 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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.