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Residents encouraged to act and prevent flood damage

December 29, 2022

The County’s Municipal Control Group (MCG) is requesting County residents to act immediately and protect their property against flooding.

“We encourage residents to take precautionary measures as soon as possible if they are prone to flooding,” Mayor Steve Ferguson. “Planning ahead and carrying out some simple home maintenance will help reduce the risks faced by residents.”

Environment Canada is forecasting significant rain and higher than average temperatures over the next 72 hours. Recent high winds and snow accumulation may have caused drifting snow and abnormal snow loads on roof and around houses. Residents should seek out any supplies that they may require to protect their property. Clearing snow from roofs and foundation may help to prevent property damage. Ensure sump pumps are operational and carry water away from your home.

The County is encouraging all residents to contact their insurance companies if they have incurred costs or damages related to the winter storm. The municipality is investigating the possibility of disaster-relief funding from other levels of government. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Municipal staff continue to perform their scheduled duties including snow removal and drainage clearing. Administrative offices are closed for the holidays but staff are monitoring the customer service line at 613.476.2148 extension 1023 and email info@pecounty.on.ca.

The MCG continues to meet in order to monitor the situation on a regular basis and remains in contact with local authorities including Quinte Conservation. Visit the the Quinte Conservation’s website for local flood status.

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