Watershed Conditions Statement-Water Safety

WATER SAFETY
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

date:                June 10, 2015

time:                 11:30am        

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

Weather Conditions:
Environment Canada has stated that the current weather system may result in severe thunderstorms with approximately 20-30mm of intense rainfall occurring across parts of the Greater Toronto area. The forecasted rain may continue until approximately 1:00PM, with the chance for further thunderstorm activity in the afternoon.

Issues:
Flooding in low-lying areas is possible and the forecasted rainfall will cause higher than normal flows and water levels in Greater Toronto Area creeks and rivers, resulting in unsafe conditions.

Actions:
Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and low-lying areas.  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 Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Thursday, June 11, 2015.  For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

               
Flood Duty Officer                    Chief Flood Duty Officer
Wilfred Ho                                Dana Khademi
416-661-6514        
416-661-6600 ext.5697

More info: WCS – Water Safety_Jun10_WH_DK

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