Category: Flood

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FLOODING: Highway 17 West of Vermillion Bay Closed

FLOODING: Highway 17 West of Vermillion Bay Closed

(VERMILLION BAY, ON) – With the significant rainfall occuring in the western side of the region today comes some localized flooding. The Ontario Provincial Police report that Highway 17 is completely closed due to flooding west of Vermillion Bay. UPDATE: Highway 17 near Dryden and Vermillion Bay now open as of 1:55pm. Police tell us...

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Flooding Impacts School Buses

Flooding Impacts School Buses

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Flooding in rural parts of Thunder Bay and surrounding area have spawned the following schoool bus issues. Rural students attending city schools whose afternoon school bus drop-off location is within an area affected by the current flooding will be picked up from school at their regular scheduled time and reasonable attempts will...

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BE ADVISED: Some Rural Roads Flooding From Rain

BE ADVISED: Some Rural Roads Flooding From Rain

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Some rural roads around Thunder Bay and surrounding area have fallen victim to the rain fall experienced today. Highway 595 south of Highway 608 is currently flooded and not recommended for passage. (pictured, credit Shannon Vanlenthe). Nolalu Fire Rescue and First Response are urging motorists to use caution on the roads today...

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FLOOD: Outlook Statement Issued

FLOOD: Outlook Statement Issued

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay and surrounding areas are being cautioned about the potential for flooding to occur due to melting snow and rainfall amounts expected. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for the Lakehead Region including: City of Thunder Bay Neebing Oliver Paipoonge Shuniah O’Connor Conmee Gillies...

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FLOOD STATEMENT ISSUED: Thunder Bay and Surrounding Areas.

FLOOD STATEMENT ISSUED: Thunder Bay and Surrounding Areas.

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for the Lakehead Region including: Thunder Bay Neebing Oliver Paipoonge Shuniah O’Connor Conmee Gillies Dorion Temperatures are expected to rise with light precipitation starting overnight on Tuesday. Approximately 20 to 35 millimetres of precipitation is forecasted with rainfall intensifying through...

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McIntyre River Water Levels Rising

McIntyre River Water Levels Rising

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A flood watch was issued earlier today for the city of Thunder Bay and some surrounding areas most likely due to the significant rainfall that has occurred recently. The McIntyre river is experiencing higher than normal water levels as a result of the rainfall that has accumulated in the region lately....

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FLOOD WATCH ISSUED

FLOOD WATCH ISSUED

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Watch for the Lakehead Region including: City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah and the Townships of O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies and Dorion. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that the area has received 25 to 50 millimetres of precipitation over...

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THUNDER BAY FLOOD WATCH

THUNDER BAY FLOOD WATCH

(THUNDER BAY DISTRICT) – A flood watch has been issued for the region surrounding Thunder Bay by the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority. The flood watch includes Dorion, Shuniah, Oliver Paipoonge, Neebing, Gillies, Conmee and Thunder Bay. There is a potential for 50 to 75 millimetres of rainfall to slam the area from a thunderstorm, with...

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Canadian Armed Forces To Assist Evacuation of Kashechewan

Canadian Armed Forces To Assist Evacuation of Kashechewan

(KASHECHEWAN, ON) – The evacuation process of Kashechewan is getting a boost from the Canadian Armed Forces today. There is an estimated 160 people remaining in Kashechewan as of this morning. Recently some ice has broken up on the river, causing a rush of water to come barrelling down the river toward the community. The...

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UP TO 450 KASHECHEWAN EVACUEES ENTERING CITY

UP TO 450 KASHECHEWAN EVACUEES ENTERING CITY

Thunder Bay, the city with the giant heart, opens its doors to over 350 Kashechewan evacuees. Kashehewan citizens started arriving by airplane Saturday afternoon after the first nation declared a state of emergency over possible flooding. The first nation is on the Albany River, near James Bay, and is prone to flooding, which resulted in...

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FLOOD KNOCKS OUT ROAD

FLOOD KNOCKS OUT ROAD

Flooding has resulted in one roadway being taken out of service. Kam Current Road – in Gorham Township  Between Mapleward Road and HWY 589 All lanes remain closed in both directions due to flooding. Source: 511

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HOUSE FLOODS

HOUSE FLOODS

A local citizen recently had her house get flooded with water. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue got the call shortly before 6:30pm about a blind woman who’s sink won’t turn off and has over flowed, flooding her house. Firefighters responded to the call and shut then runaway tap off.