United Counties react to flooding


The Leeds and Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group met on Thursday, July 27 in the Counties Council Chambers to discuss the recent flooding as a result of near record breaking rainfall experienced in the Counties this week. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Counties’ resources, assets, and accountability, and to create an action plan if conditions deteriorate.

Robin Jones, Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville said she “appreciates the foresight to call the core group together to review our plan and discuss any incidents that are the result of the significant rainfall in our communities”.

Due to the heavy rain, there were a number of culverts that were impacted. Staff have started to replace and repair them and there are no current road closures.

Maple View Lodge, the Counties long-term care facility experienced some water damage in its public spaces. Roof repairs were already underway and the additional rainfall required staff to act quickly to ensure the situation was under control. At no time was there any threat to the residents’ well-being or safety.

Chris Lloyd, the Counties Community Emergency Management Coordinator said “we will continue to monitor the situation in the area and will keep the public informed of any updates as they occur.” Updated information will also be provided on the Counties website (leedsgrenville.com) and through Twitter @Leeds_Grenville.

No further meetings of the Municipal Emergency Control Group have been scheduled at this time.

For information related to flooding, septic systems, and water quality visit the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville website at http://www.healthunit.org/emergency/flooding.html
For more information contact Lesley Todd, Emergency Information Officer, at 613-342-3840 Ext. 2454 or [email protected]


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