THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has terminated the Flood Warning for the Lakehead Region which included the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Municipality of Neebing, Township of O’Connor and Township of Gillies.
The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that the Whitefish River and area tributaries have crested overnight and will continue to slowly recede during the day; however, will remain high for some time.
Area gauges recorded between 16 to 83 millimetres of precipitation over the last 48 hours with the highest amounts recorded at the Whitefish River gauge in Nolalu. The Whitefish River level increased by 1.41 metres over the event.
The public is advised to continue to use extreme caution when travelling in the area as many roads sustained damage and may continue to be unpassable.
Residents who experienced flooding within their homes should use caution when assessing damage due to potential hazards. Residents who obtain their drinking water from wells should have their water tested prior to use.