Flood Watch

As a result of current high water levels on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, and subsequent localized flooding, the County of Prince Edward has created this web page to provide residents with latest updates and information. 

Sandbagging 

Pre-filled sandbags are available daily at the following locations between 7am and 5pm (Open Saturday and Sunday through the long weekend with self-serve sand and sandbags available on Monday May, 22)

     - 15 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh

     - 115 Lake Street, Picton

Self-serve sand and sandbags continue to be available at the Essroc Arena at 111 Belleville Street in Wellington.

Before sandbagging, please watch Quinte Conservation Authority's Video “How to Build a Sandbag Wall”

Reporting Flooding - What To Do

For more information or to report flooding, contact County of Prince Edward Customer Service at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023 (voicemails to this extension will be monitored periodically after hours). Immediate flooding concerns should be reported to The Prince Edward County Fire Department by calling 613.476.2602.

Wells and Septic 

Residents who are on a well who are concerned about contaminated drinking water can pick up bottled water at the Wellington Arena (111 Belleville St.) and the Picton Arena (375 Picton Main St.) from 8am – 8pm. For more information on your well or cistern water supply during a flood, click here. If you have questions about drinking water, please contact Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health at 613.966.5500.

Residents who are concerned about septic systems while flooding continues may use shower facilities at the Wellington Arena (111 Belleville St.) and the Picton Arena (375 Picton Main St.) from 8am – 8pm. For more information on septic system during a flood, click here.

Latest News Releases & Public Notices

Flood Update in the Lead Up to the Long Weekend

Property Owners Encouraged to be Proactive

Baseball Fields in Prince Edward County are all OPEN

Filled Sandbags now available and The County is Open for Business

Partial Closure at Wellington Main Street Park 

Closures at Boat Launches

Update on State of Emergency Due to Flooding

Public Notice: County of Prince Edward Declares State of Emergency Due to Flooding

Public Notice: Mortimer Street Boardwalk at Picton Bay Closed

Public Notice: Update on Ongoing Rainfall and Localized Flooding in Prince Edward County 

Areas of Concern

While all low-lying and/or waterfront properties are considered to be at risk of flooding, the following areas are of particular concern and property owners are encouraged to check their property and take appropriate precautions and actions.

flood map

Additional Information and Resources

Red Cross - Red Cross is providing direct financial assistance to households impacted by flooding in Ontario and Quebec. Eligible households will receive $600. Criteria and application forms are online. 

Boat Safety - Recent flooding has washed a wide variety of material into rivers and lakes and in some cases, rocks which are normally visible, could be just below the surface. A collision with these hazards could cause serious damage to boats and potentially serious injuries to those onboard. OPP is urging extreme caution as many people prepare to get their boats on the water for the first time this season. Safe Boating Guide

Emergency Management Ontario - Floods

Quinte Conservation Authority - In Case of a Flood

Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health - Drinking Water Affected by Flooding

Electric Safety Authority (ESA) - ESA Flood Safety Information

Government of Ontario - Emergency Information

The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Housing, there is access to the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program. This program is designed to help people affected by natural disasters get back on their feet.

After a natural disaster, people may need help to cover the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property, so their lives can get back to normal. Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians provides financial assistance to individuals, small owner-operated businesses, farmers and not-for-profit organizations. It helps cover emergency expenses, repairs, or replacement of essential property after a natural disaster. Affected residents should save any receipts and document their time in protecting their personal homes as they may be eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Province. 

For more information and to determine if you are eligible please click “Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians” to access the webpage.