A mid-afternoon Monday, April 29 press release from Clarence-Rockland says that water levels are expected to peak at 43.8 metres on May 1. Today, water levels were at 43.62 metres.
Looking ahead, the municipality says the shelter will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Red Cross volunteers and staff from other agencies will be available on site to provide help to flood-affected residents. After hours, residents who need shelter can call 21 and it will be reopened.
The municipality notes that its municipal drinking water remains safe. But water from wells in flooded areas should not be consumed before being tested. Testing kits are available at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s office located at 2229-200 Laurier Street in Rockland as well as at the City’s Client Service Centre at 1560, Laurier Street.
For non-emergency flood information, call 211 or 1-877-761-9076 or visit: https://easternontario.cioc.ca/record/OCR4589.