Flooding Emergency Update 1
May 9, 2019
Emergency Services has advised residents in the affected areas of road closures and their options to evacuate. Residents who were away during the road closures and did not speak with Emergency Services are instructed to call 705.753.1171 to make arrangements. Those in need of accommodations are also asked to call the Municipality at 705.753.1171.
Due to water over the roads and washouts, a number of roads have been closed with restricted access. The conditions of some roads have drastically changed thus restricting us from providing access to residents due to a public safety concern. Road closures will be updated on westnipissing.ca as information become available. School Officials have advised parents in the affected areas of transportation detours and cancelations.
The Municipality is providing 100 bags per residence to those in need. Please note that sand bags are to be used to protect homes and accommodations, not for secondary structures and shorelines. Sand bags can be picked up at:
- Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Lavigne Fire Station (Hwy 64 South) : from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10
Residents are asked that unless they are volunteering with sandbags, to stay away from the affected area.
Sand piles are available in areas including:
- Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
- Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
- Avenue du lac in Lavigne
- End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
- O’Brien (Turn around)
- Quesnel (West End)
- End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)
The Municipality of West Nipissing Emergency Control Group is continuing to monitoring conditions and has activated its Emergency Plan.
For flood related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. To report an emergency please call 911.
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.