Local government | May 5, 2017
The weather forecast for Southern Ontario is predicting 50 to 75 millimetres of rainfall ending on Sunday, May 7. With the ground already saturated from heavy rain earlier in the week, this rainfall may have significant effects on the City’s river systems and water levels of Lake Ontario.
“We are working closely with the Region of Peel and conservation authorities to monitor the situation and implement precautionary measures to prevent or minimize flooding and related problems,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “Our crews are ready to respond to reports of blocked catch basins or road flooding and will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend.”
For safety and to reduce potential damage, the following measures are recommended:
To report flooding, please call 3-1-1. For emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1.
For more information as the Flood Watch continues, visit mississauga.ca or follow the City of Mississauga on Twitter at @citymississauga.
Carley Smith DeBenedictis
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 4203