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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 Oct 29, 2015

Flooding of the Bayview Extension and the Metrolinx rail line within the lower parts of the Don River watershed have been reported. With the additional rainfall, there remains a potential for flooding of low lying areas including the Don Valley Parkway.

FLOOD WARNING

 

Date:           October 28, 2015

 

Time:            3:20 PM

 

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

 

 

Weather Conditions:

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that the Greater Toronto Area has received 25 - 50 mm of rainfall since early this morning. Environment Canada is forecasting another 15 mm of rainfall this afternoon.

 

Issues:

Flooding of the Bayview Extension and the Metrolinx rail line within the lower parts of the Don River watershed have been reported. With the additional rainfall, there remains a potential for flooding of low lying areas including the Don Valley Parkway.

 

The water levels and flow in TRCA’s watersheds are higher than normal resulting in dangerous conditions. Flooding on roadways and underpasses may be experienced.  

 

Actions:

Please stay away from rivers and streams and exercise caution around all bodies of water.  Please avoid driving through flooded roadways in low-lying areas and at underpasses. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities.

 

We will continue to closely monitor this system and will issue an update or cancellation to this Flood Warning by 10:00 am on October 29.  For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

 

Flood Duty Officer                                       Chief Flood Duty Officer

Nathan Plato                                                 Dana Khademi                                     

416-661-6514 

 

416-661-6600 ext.5697

PDF version: Flood Warning Oct 28 NP DK