South Nation Conservation issues flood watch

FINCH – The South Nation Conservation Authority issued a flood watch relating to the rain received since October 29th.

In a bulletin, the agency forecast a potential for flooding in its jurisdiction. Since yesterday, rain gauges in the region have recorded between 50 and 100 millimeters of precipitation. Environment and Climate Change Canada has forecast an additional 20 millimeters of rain for Monday, and 10-15 millimeters for the balance of the week.

According to SNC, water levels are expected to increase which may cause flooding in low-lying areas.

The agency noted the potential for blocked storm drains, catch basins and culverts which may cause localized flooding.

SNC advises residents to stay away from river banks due to increase river flows and slippery river banks.