Flood Watch

A flood watch is in effect as a result of high water levels on Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.  

Sandbag Locations and Availability

The municipality is offering sand and sandbags to residents whose primary residence is at risk of flooding. The sandbags are self-serve, and residents must bring their own shovels to fill bags. Residents must fill out the number of sandbags they have picked up and the civic address where they will be used. Read more about building a safe sandbag wall or watch this video.

Sand and sandbags are currenlty available at the following locations daily between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.:

• Wellington and District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street in Wellington
• Mariners’ Park Museum (Intersection of County Road 10 and County Road 13)
• 21651 Loyalist Parkway in Carrying Place
• Bay Bridge Jeans parking lot, 5567 Highway 62 in Rossmore
• Waupoos Community Centre, 2699 County Road 8 in North Marysburgh
• South Marysburgh Fire Hall, 3076 County Road 10
• Hiscock Shores Road cul-de-sac in Ameliasburgh
• Sunrise Drive cul-de-sac in Ameliasburgh
• 35 County Road 14 in Sophiasburgh
• 15 Coleman Street in Ameliasburgh
• 75 County Road 1 in Hallowell (Sandy Hook Dome) 
• Consecon Fire Station (14 County Road 29)

View a map of the ‌sandbag distribution locations.

Latest News Releases & Public Notices

New sandbag locations; boat launches closed — May 15, 2019

County expands sandbag availability — May 10, 2019

Sandbags available at additional locations — May 7, 2019

Sandbags available in Sophiasburgh — May 3, 2019

Municipality offering sandbags to residents — May 2, 2019

Additional Information and Resources

Boat Safety

High winds and waves can lead to shoreline erosion when lake levels are elevated. Boaters are asked to minimize their wake when passing shorelines.

As a result of high water levels, a wide variety of material could wash into rivers and lakes. And in some cases, rocks that 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. Boaters are encouraged to exercise extreme caution and consult the Safe Boating Guide.

Wells and Septic

For more information on your well or cistern water supply during a flood, visit the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health website. If you have questions about drinking water, please contact Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health at 613.966.5500  or 1.800.267.2803 extension 677.

Emergency Preparedness Links

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