States of Emergency Declared in Flooded Ontario Towns
Posted by feww on May 29, 2012
Extensive flooding due to torrential rain prompts Ontario towns to declare states of emergency
The City of Thunder Bay, Conmee Township and the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge in northwestern Ontario, Canada have declared states of emergency following severe flooding due to extreme rain events.
Flooding has forced the authorities to close down dozens of schools in Thunder Bay area, reports said.
Up to 108mm of rain have been recorded by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority over the last 24 to 36 hours, with the highest amounts logged in Thunder Bay and Oliver Paipoonge.
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