A RAINFALL WARNING is now in effect for the Cornwall region. We could expect anywhere between 40 and 60 millimeters of rain through the end of Sunday. Areas already affected by flooding are preparing for more rain with sandbags on standby.
Keep kids and pets away from fast moving water this weekend and be careful on the roads as the risk for hydroplaning will increase.
Keep an eye on our 104.5 Fresh Radio social accounts for updates throughout the weekend.
From Environment Canada…
- Cornwall – Lancaster
- Maxville – Alexandria
- Morrisburg – Long Sault
- Winchester – Newington
Rain, heavy at times continues. The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall.
40-60 mm of rain expected through Sunday.
Rain will persist through Sunday as the weather system responsible stalls over the region. The rain is expected to taper to showers Sunday afternoon.
With the ground already saturated, there is the potential for local flooding. For information concerning flooding please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks. Consider moving valuable items to higher levels.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
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