Champlain Township provided an update on the risk of flooding at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

According to South Nation Conservation, water levels are expected to increase rapidly later this week due to forecasted precipitation. Levels are expected to peak again on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 43.30 m, slightly below peak levels observed during May 2017.

The fire department, the municipal council and all the municipal staff are working diligently to ensure the safety of the people. They continue to fill sandbags, coordinate activities, conduct regular tours, monitor constantly, circulate information, and reassure residents.

Nearly 20 houses have been secured.

If residents are concerned by a rapid or even gradual rise in the water level, call 613 632-4111 to notify the municipality.

Champlain has enough sandbags and sand for all residents who might be affected by the flooding but the bags will be given out by priority, only after a site survey has been done by the municipality and only to protect houses. The township’s primary focus is the safety of people and their homes.

The township says it will regularly publish updates on any change on its website and Facebook page.

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1