THUNDER BAY – The rain is not finished yet. Environment Canada states, “Another 20 to 40 mm of rain is likely by Tuesday morning”. The weather radar is showing that the weather system impacting the region is likely to hammer the city once again with more rain.
More Rain in Weather Forecast
A low pressure system is nearly stationary over the Dakotas and will continue to send bands of rain to the regions beginning heavier again this evening. As of 2 PM EDT 71.6 mm of rain was reported at Atikokan. About 56 mm of rain has fallen over Thunder Bay. Thunderstorms are possible in the rain bands and may contribute to give locally higher rainfall amounts. Another 20 to 40 mm of rain is expected by Tuesday morning and storm totals will be in the 60 to 90 mm range across the warned areas.
Thunder Bay has received 12.2mm of precipitation today. The added rainfall that is predicted could generate wider flooding.
Fort William First Nation Evacuation Update
Evacuation of older residents and young children from Fort William First Nation is underway tonight. All businesses on Fort William First Nation will be closed on Tuesday to assist officials in dealing with the flooding.
Contact Telephone Numbers
For Thunder Bay: For questions, concerns or emergencies, 24 hours a day, contact 625-2195.
To report plugged catchbasins or surface flooding, call Infrastructure & Operations at (807) 625-2195, call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For information on basement flooding, sewer backups, and surface flooding including plugged catchbasins or roadside culverts.
For outlying areas: for Oliver Paipoonge Township. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
3267 Hwy 130, THUNDER BAY, ON
807-939-2133 Municipal Office
4569 Oliver Rd.
Murillo ON., P0T 2G0
Tel: (807) 935-2613
Fax: (807) 935-2161