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maybe we should start blocking traffic in town, that always gets governments attentions, wait, no, we aren't indians.
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I don't believe the aboriginals in our area have ever blocked roads.

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FLOOD Watches, Warnings and Reports - tT official thread

Post by Loco101 » Sun May 11, 2014 9:03 pm

[h=1]City of Timmins – Flood Warning Update[/h] – Posted on May 10, 2014Posted in: News Releases
Sunday, May 11th, 2014 (11:00am) -
The Upper Mattagami River Water Management Committee is maintaining the flood warning message for those residents located in flood stage one and flood stage two areas. Water flows have increased over the last 24 hours and conditions are being monitored. Similar to yesterday, those residents living in the first and second flood stage zones will be contacted by Timmins Police Services to ensure they are aware of the situation.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 (12:00pm) -
The Upper Mattagami River Water Management Committee has updated a Flood Warning for that portion of the Mattagami River flowing through the City of Timmins. A Flood Warning message serves as notification to the general public that flooding is about to occur.
The Committee reports that water levels on the Mattagami River are continuing to rise steadily in response to yesterday’s rain and associated snow melt. The exact extent of the flooding over the next 24 to 48 hours is difficult to predict at this time and will depend on the weather and how quickly the remaining snow pack melts. Those residents living in the first and second flood stage zones will be contacted by Timmins Police Services to ensure they are aware of the situation.
Timmins residents and businesses located near the Mattagami River are encouraged to monitor the conditions that are developing and to take the appropriate actions to protect their property. This Flood Warning is in effect for the Kamiskotia Lake area as well.
Updates to this news release will take place as conditions change.

Source: City of Timmins - Flood Warning Update | City of Timmins

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Post by stfuap » Mon May 12, 2014 12:08 pm

Is there a map somewhere that shows where these "flood stage zones" are?

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Good question......... ^^

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Post by Riskynet » Mon May 12, 2014 9:04 pm

Timmins flood risk grows


TIMMINS - As Riverside RV & Motorsports once again faces potentially flooding, the store's manager says there's nothing they can do but keep an eye on the situation.

The Upper Mattagami Water Management Committee issued a flood warning for a portion of the Mattagami River that runs through the city over the weekend. With rain in the forecast for the next couple of days, the committee is keeping both local businesses and residents informed of the situation.

That includes Karrie Beaulieu, the manager at Riverside AV and Motorsports. She said the committee has done a great job to keep her informed on the situation.

Last year, the business located near the river flooded causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Beaulieu believes the flooding cost them more than $5,000 last year, which doesn't include the lost sales.

The business has been there for eight years and hasn't experienced any kind of flooding until last year. She said it has now become a yearly concern.

“There's not much we can do about it,” she said. “We have a lot of storage units here that people leave over the winter. We did have to put out quite a bit of money to have them stored elsewhere and have extra manpower here. They were damaged because of the logs going through and last year we had someone's boat deck go through. We just have to make sure our units are out of the way.

“We're never really sure what's going to happen in the spring anymore.”

The flooding situation has also been keeping Kees Pols, general manager of Mattagami Region Conservation Authority, busy. The committee which includes the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Power Generation, city officials and the Conservation Authority, all met Monday to discuss the issue of flooding.

Pols said the main factor is whether or not the Mattagami River, which is already high, will go any higher with the expected rainfall. He said they have been on contact with 30 properties, both residential and businesses, near the river to keep them the most current information.

“We're basically keeping an eye on things,” he told The Daily Press.

“We're looking at a number of causes. It was a very late spring. Things were moving along nicely up until last week when we ended up with the rain Thursday and Friday. The rest of the snow that was in the bush melted along with that rain. It almost translated into a four-inch rainfall. All that water is now coming through Timmins.”

Pols also wanted to inform boaters to stay off the river. He said it's very dangerous for people to be on the water because of the fast current and all the debris.

Timmins isn't the only place dealing with flooding.

The MNR for the Chapleau district issued a flood warning for the area and told residents to be aware of increasing flows. The MNR says that Hwy. 101 east of Foleyet is closed because of flooding.

Flooding as also forced many Northern communities to evacuate to other cities. Thunder Bay is expecting to receive 600 evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation flooding situation there worsens. Cornwall is also expecting to take in some evacuees.

So far, Timmins hasn't reached out to take any evacuees in.

Timmins Fire Chief Mike Pintar said the city is acting as a transportation hub at the moment, but if the situation worsens then they will look at taking in evacuees.

“Right now the plan is mostly Thunder Bay and Cornwall and they are bringing out a few to (Kapuskasing),” he said. “We're on the list as things progress. Whatever we can provide we will.”

The problem Pintar faces is where to place the evacuees if they do come. The city is about to play host to the Northern Ontario Mine Expo later this month, meaning hotels will be filled up with guests.

Pintar added it is always difficult to predict what is available.

“Our hotels and motels are pretty filled up,” he said. “That's a big problem usually at this time. Last week when they called I was looking at some arenas but they would only use that if they had to.”


Timmins flood risk grows | Timmins Press

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Flood Warning!!! Timmins floodwatch committee advises sandbagging

Post by Kramer » Fri May 16, 2014 2:35 pm

By LEN GILLIS

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The Timmins flood management committee issued a new flood warning on Friday that comes in view of Thursday's rain and snow. Residents living near areas of open water are being advised to take precautions. The City of Timmins is providing free sandbags and sand.
Sandbag stations are being set up at the Confederation sports facility on Cameron Street and Dalton Road, and also at the Mountjoy Arena, located on Park Avenue.
The Upper Mattagami River Water Management Committee said in a news release Friday that the Mattagami River could rise another 12 inches (30.5) centimetres over the next day or two.
Police are advising caution because certain roadways might be affected by rising water. This could include Norman Street and Dalton Road.
The floodwatch committee will be meeting again on Saturday and will release new information at that time.
Any new information will be posted at Timmins Times and at The Timmins Time Facebook page.

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Post by Kramer » Fri May 16, 2014 2:37 pm

Flood warning for Timmins

TIMMINS - PRESS RELEASE — The Upper Mattagami River Water Management Committee is issuing a Flood Warning for Timmins. With yesterday’s rain event, there is a possibility that the Mattagami River will rise 12 inches in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Residents prone to flooding should take precautions to safeguard their properties.
The City of Timmins will provide sand bags at the Confederation Multi Sports Facility and at the Mountjoy Arena.
The City also cautions motorists that Normand St could flood. Timmins Police will continue to monitor roadways that could be affected.
The Upper Mattagami River Water Management Committee will meet again tomorrow morning to assess the situation and provide updates.
— MORE LATER

http://www.timminspress.com/2014/05/16/ ... or-timmins

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Post by JohnW » Fri May 16, 2014 2:48 pm

Why aren't these residents being evacuated to Kap or Thunder Bay?

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Post by DenBen » Fri May 16, 2014 3:05 pm

Are you setting up Pete to give that answer?

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Post by Riskynet » Fri May 16, 2014 3:10 pm

Where exactly is that house in the above photo ? Anyone ?

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Post by Kramer » Fri May 16, 2014 3:44 pm

South porcupine. Near the lake?

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Post by DenBen » Fri May 16, 2014 3:47 pm

On their Facebook page...
[font=lucida grande](Timmins Times file photo showing sandbagging during 2013 flood.)[/font]

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Post by Riskynet » Fri May 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Oh I seen that Denben, still wanted to know where. Thanks Kramer.

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Post by DenBen » Fri May 16, 2014 5:01 pm

Ok. I thought maybe you were concerned that sandbagging had started already. [carryon

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Post by Kramer » Fri May 16, 2014 5:40 pm

They are looking for volunteers to fill the sandbags. Why not use the people on welfare? They are not busy. [whistle

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Post by JohnW » Fri May 16, 2014 5:41 pm

Long weekend, they are all at their cottages/camps.

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Post by Kramer » Fri May 16, 2014 5:44 pm

Of course. What was I thinking? [carryon

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Post by DenBen » Fri May 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Kramer wrote:They are looking for volunteers to fill the sandbags. Why not use the people on welfare? They are not busy. [whistle
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