Municipal Affairs and Environment
April 30, 2018

Public Advisory: Elevated Water Levels in the Central and Western Regions

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is advising the public that rain, unseasonably warm temperatures and associated snowmelt over the past few days have resulted in elevated water levels and high stream flows around the province, particularly in the central and western regions of the island. 

The Provincial Government continues to monitor water levels on the Exploits River and Humber River and is working with affected municipalities and emergency management partners to prepare for the potential for flooding, pooling of water in low-lying areas, and possible impacts on property and road infrastructure.

The department is also monitoring forecast information on a weather system that may bring additional rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please follow the latest weather forecast warnings for your region of the province at: www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl External Link Icon.

Residents and communities are asked to use caution and to take measures to ensure personal safety. Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca External Link Icon.

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Media contact
Erin Shea
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-2575, 725-4321
erinshea@gov.nl.ca 

 

2018 04 30                                                    4:50 p.m.