Although the spring melt is now underway, only a small portion of the snow we received over this past winter has melted. As a result, the risk of some flooding has increased throughout the Timmins area.
Although it is too early to predict whether or not flooding will occur, area residents and businesses are asked to be prepared. These preparations would include moving any unsecured items from along the shore to higher ground as well as preparing a household emergency plan that outlines what you need to do should you be asked to leave your home.
Forecasts issued by Environment Canada indicate that the weather will remain damp for at least the next week along with temperatures somewhat below normal. Warm days and cool nights will go a long way in reducing the flood risk.
The committee will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and issue updates as more information is made available.
City residents, especially children, are cautioned against venturing out on lakes, rivers and small streams. Thin ice, slippery stream banks, dangerous currents and fast moving cold water will make all waterways very hazardous.
Residents can visit the MRCA website at