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 in effect until Oct 31, 2012
Flood Watch in effect due to Hurricane Sandy
DATE: MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012
ISSUED TO: SCHOOL BOARDS, MUNICIPALITIES, LOCAL CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES,
LOCAL POLICE, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND MEDIA
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that remnant precipitation from Hurricane Sandy is expected to reach the GTA this evening and continue over the next several days. Due to the 30+mm of rainfall that fell over the past weekend, ground conditions are already saturated, meaning that new rainfall will result in more runoff to the rivers than would occur during drier soil conditions. Environment Canada is forecasting another 30mm of rainfall before noon tomorrow, with the majority of rainfall expected between midnight and 6am. Early morning commuters should expect wet conditions along with potential flooding of underpasses and other low lying areas throughout TRCA's jurisdiction.
Additionally, water levels in creeks and rivers are already elevated, and are expected to continue to rise. Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities. After any rainfall event, rivers should be considered dangerous. High winds are also associated with this severe weather event. While this may create high waves of visual interest on Lake Ontario please stay well back from
shorelines, particularly near the Scarborough Bluffs, as conditions will be extremely dangerous.
TRCA will continue to monitor conditions in all of our rivers and streams and update this message should conditions change. This Flood Watch will be in effect through Wednesday October 31, 2012. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Rob Grech, P. Eng Laurian Farrell, P. Eng
Note: A Flood Watch is a notice that flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities
(due to stream conditions and expected weather). Municipalities, emergency services and individual
landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.