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 and visitors with latest updates and information. 


Pre-filled sandbags continue to be available daily at the following locations, from 7am and 5pm:

     - 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.

The County is open for business

Although The County is under a state of emergency, residents and visitors are reminded that The County is open for business.

Wineries, restaurants, breweries, accommodation providers, galleries, studios and other tourism businesses are open and ready to welcome visitors and residents.

Visitors coming in from out of town are encouraged to call their accommodation and other service providers to confirm that reservations and events have not been impacted.

Latest News Releases & Public Notices

Mayor Quaiff provides flood emergency update

Update on roads impacted by flooding

Road restrictions due to flooding

Sandbags Still Available for Residents

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. 

In addition to the initial $600 of direct financial assistance provided to eligible households, the Red Cross will offer a second round of funding starting June 19 by assessing further household needs.

This additional support will help individuals and families recover from the floods and can be used to cover costs that won’t be covered by other funding sources. It could include reconstruction and relocation, health needs, transportation needs, children’s needs and occupational needs.

In order for households to be eligible for this second round of financial assistance, they must be registered with the Red Cross, and must be validated as a flood‐impacted household. More information is available 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.