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South Nation Conservation issues water safety statement for region

Be ready for some significant rainfall over the next few days.

South Nation Conservation has issued a Water Safety Statement for the region, saying that warm weather and rainfall in Environment Canada’s local forecasts could cause problems for people living in low-lying areas.

“All rivers and streams across the jurisdiction will result in higher water levels, fast flowing water and slippery or unstable banks,” the statement reads. “Additionally, these conditions elevate the risk for ice breakup and ice jams at bridges, culverts and other areas producing localized flooding concerns in low lying areas.”

Due to the higher water levels and slippery conditions, members of the organization are urging residents to be careful near any bodies of water, and to explain how dangerous they can be to their kids.

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If you live in a low-lying part of the region, or near any bodies of water, you’re also encouraged to make sure your sump pump is clear and working correctly, you have access to a backup generator and pump, and anything that could float away if your home floods is secured.

If there are no changes, the statement is set to be in effect until February 20th.

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