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Conservation Halton issues Flood Outlook Update October 28, 2015

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Conservation Halton issued the following Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook Update at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

Conservation Halton advises that the low pressure system associated with the remnants of Hurricane Patricia has produced approximately 30 to 40mm of rainfall throughout the watershed today. The Environment Canada Weather Office has indicated that the rainfall will taper off in the GTA this evening.

Stream flows in the urban areas have stabilized and are receding. Stream flows in rural areas are gradually increasing.

Conservation Halton continues to recommend that all residents and children 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 conditions through the remainder of the storm however there are no riverine/creek flooding concerns at this time. This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through to Thursday, October 29, 2015.

First-hand reports of flooding are greatly appreciated. Please share your observations on Twitter using the hashtag #ONFlood.