The Municipality is currently undertaking advanced mitigation measures in preparation for the spring thaw and has prepared municipal equipment for deployment should it be required. The Municipality will continue to monitor river water levels and the progression of the thaw and the capacities of drainage infrastructure and will undertake necessary works to mitigate possible flood damage.
If you are concerned for your property, the use of sandbags is a simple, but effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage. Properly filled and placed sandbags can act as a barrier to divert moving water around buildings. Sandbag construction does not guarantee a water tight seal, however is satisfactory for use in most situations.