Residents Should Not Expect A Noticeable Reduction In Water Levels For At Least A Week, Huntsville Officials Say

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The Town of Huntsville is notifying residents that it will be at least a week before residents begin to see any noticeable reduction in water levels due a slight rise in water levels from the recent precipitation.

Residents in an emergency situation that need to evacuate should call 911 while those affected by flooding who require other assistance can call Town of Huntsville Customer Service at 705-789-6421 x0. The Federal Government has set up an emergency local Services Canada team to assist residents or businesses affected by flooding. The service is only to assist with federal issues such as loss of documents or EI. The service was previously provided through Tony Clements’ office  at 44A King William Street in Huntsville. As of April 30, the Service Canada team will be located at the Canada Summit Centre in the Jan Glen Room Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The team can be contacted by phone at 705-789-4640.

Residents are reminded that properties using well water in flooded areas should assume the water is not safe to drink. The town also continues to remind residents and visitors to stay clear of waterways and not to drive on closed or flooded roads.

Locals interested in information on the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program should visit the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website. The Town of Huntsville has provided a brief summary of the program on the town website. For flooding resources and sand bag information, visit the Town of Huntsville website.

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