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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.

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Flood Warning Line: (416) 661-6514

Flood Status: $theCurrentState

$theCurrentState in effect until Jan 13, 2014

Higher than normal water levels

FLOOD OUTLOOK

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

 

Date:             January 10, 2014

 

Time:              11:30AM

 

Issued to:     school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media 

 

Weather Conditions:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a weather system that will bring 15 to 25 mm of rainfall to the Greater Toronto Area starting later tonight. In addition warm temperatures of up to 9 degrees are expected tomorrow that will melt much of the ice and snow currently on the ground.

 

Issues:

Forecasted rainfall amounts mixed with melting snow will result in higher than normal water levels and flows, and possible ice break-up in our rivers and streams, creating dangerous conditions.  The possibility exists for flooding on roadways and in low-lying areas. 

 

The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and extremely cold water temperature will create very hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies.

 

Actions:

Please stay away from rivers and streams and exercise caution around all bodies of water.  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 Monday, January 13.  The TRCA continues to monitor streams and weather conditions closely and will issue further messages as required.  For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

 

Flood Duty Officer                            Chief Flood Duty Officer

Jairo Morelli                                        Ryan Ness

416-661-6514 

416-661-6600 ext.5796

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