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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 Jun 26, 2014

50 mm of rain has fallen over some parts of Toronto. Additional 30 mm expected to fall over central Toronto area south of the 401. Flooding is occuring in some areas. Stay away from bodies of water and obey all road closures.

 

 

FLOOD WARNING

 

 

date:              June 25, 2014

 

time:               10:15 Pm       

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority advises that over 50 mm of rain has fallen over some parts of the Toronto area and that Environment Canada expects heavy rainfall to continue south of the 401 in central Toronto, with additional amounts of up to 30 mm.

 

Issues:

River and streams in the greater Toronto area have risen rapidly and are flowing at dangerous levels.  Flooding is occurring in some low-lying areas next to rivers and streams and there are also numerous reports of localized roadway flooding.

 

Actions:

Stay away from all bodies of water, avoid driving in low-lying areas and roadways particularly at underpasses and obey all road closures.  Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities.

 

Toronto and Region Conservation will continue to monitor the weather and watershed conditions and will issue further messages as necessary. This Flood Warning will be in effect through Thursday, June 26, 2014.  For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

 

Flood Duty Officer                                      Chief Flood Duty Officer

Wilfred Ho                                                     Ryan Ness

416-661-6514 

416-661-6600 ext.5697

 

 

 

Note: A Flood Watch is a notice that flooding is imminent or occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities (due to stream conditions and expected weather). Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.

 

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