INFO-FLOOD 2019- bulletin 02
FLOOD-INFO 2019 – BULLETIN 02
The regional direction of civil security has informed us that the water levels of the majority of the waterways in the Eastern Townships are slowly on the decline. This includes the Massawippi River.
The municipality of the Village of North Hatley would like to inform its citizens, as well as the citizens of neighbouring municipalities of the local situation as it currently stands. Here are a number of updates since the publishing of our last bulletin :
- Over the course of the last few days, we have received approximately 27 mm of rain paired with a water runoff caused by snow melt.
- No additional precipitation is forecast for the moment.
- The temperature is expected to go down over the next few days.
- The lake and river levels have seen a gradual increase and reached minor flood levels this morning. A minor flood level is attained when water bodies begin to break their banks and some residences are either threatened, isolated or lightly flooded. Some water banks where broken in North Hatley, mainly in the waterfront parks and in the parking area flanking the marina. Some businesses situated at the lowest levels of the municipality’s territory have been affected by water in their basements.
- The river flow levels have seen increases that were lower than those anticipated.
- In light of the announced weather forecast, the lake level should stabilize over the course of the next hours and we should be seeing a decrease in water levels.
The municipal public works department and the intermunicipal fire department both remain ready to intervene if necessary.
Constant surveillance is being maintained by the municipal general direction in order to remain up to date on information being given by the regional direction of civil security and by the Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec. In addition, both the municipal public works department and the regional direction of civil security are continuing to monitor the situation.
The municipality will continue to update its Flood-Info section on its web site at www.northhatley.org and will continue to use its Info-lettre service if necessary, to keep everyone up to date.
Please take a moment to send your positive thoughts to the residents of numerous municipalities in Québec who are going through extremely difficult situations that are reminiscent of those suffered in 2017.