The Town of Huntsville has declared a State of Emergency as of noon on April 25 following a special weather statement from Environment Canada (EC) warning of heavy rain, according to a news release from the town on April 25.
EC is advising that rain will be heavy starting tonight with total rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 millimetres forecasted by late Friday night. Local amounts could exceed 50 millimetres, according to the release. By declaring an emergency, staff will have access to the additional and necessary resources if the area does in fact receive the predicted rainfall amounts. Huntsville lakes continue to rise at a slower rate as of April 25 at noon. Water levels in the Big East River are slowly lowering, but waters continue to rise and flood roads south of Brunel Locks and throughout the Port Sydney area. The town will be providing another update on April 25 after an emergency control group meeting at 2 p.m.