The Glengarry News

Damp Halloween

Flood warning

publisher Oct 31, 2019 - 3:07pm

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is warning about potential flooding based on forecasts predicting in excess of 40 mm of rain in the next 24 hours. River water levels throughout the region are higher than normal for this time of year and the ground is still wet from the significant precipitation over the past week.
The Raisin, Rigaud, Delisle, Garry and Beaudette Rivers could see water levels typically observed in the spring and flooding may occur in low-lying areas. Water levels may also continue to rise 24-36 hours after the rain has ended. Roadside ditches may also be overtopped if culverts become blocked with leaves and debris.
Caution should be exercised when near water bodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision.
This statement is in effect until November 4.