Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre
Welcome to TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. The FFW program consists of daily operations by on-call Flood Duty Officers and also the maintenance of flood control infrastructure (including flood control dams and an extensive gauge network). Please click on the links to see highlights of the many initiatives being undertaken by the TRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning program.
Flood Warning Line: (416) 661-6514
Flood Status: $theCurrentState
$theCurrentState Flood Warning in effect until Oct 30, 2012
TRCA has issued a Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
date: October 27, 2012
time: 9:45 am
issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting significant rainfall for the Greater Toronto Area. Rainfall amounts of approximately 15 mm to 25 mm are predicted for today, 15 mm to 20 mm for tomorrow and an additional 10 mm to 50 mm for Monday.
The forecasted rainfall will result in higher flows and water levels in all our rivers and streams, creating dangerous conditions. Please be aware of unsafe conditions, and exercise caution in areas near streams and rivers. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and avoid driving through low lying areas and roadways, particularly at underpasses.
Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities.
This Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Tuesday, October 30, 2012. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Maggie Liu Ryan Ness
Note: A Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement is an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.
PDF version: WCS Flood Outlook October 27 2012