Flooding impacting facilities in Thunder Bay

Neebing River Bridge at Edward Street 1500EDT May 28 2012

THUNDER BAY – Flooding in the city remains the main story of the day. While over the course of the past several hours, it has not rained a great deal, the danger has not yet ended. Waterways in the city and outside are continuing to drain into Lake Superior.

Water levels on the Neebing River have continued to rise through the day. The top image was taken today at 1500EDT.

Earlier today, the water level was far lower. This image is from this morning.

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Neebing River at Edward Street - photo by Heather Spivak

There are a number of facilities impacted by today’s state of emergency. Due to the recent flood conditions, the Canada Games Complex, Churchill Pool, Volunteer Pool, the 55+ Centre, and West Thunder Community Centre will be closed until further notice.

Anyone in need of a place to stay due to the flooding, The Canadian Red Cross are setting up temporary shelters across the city, and can be reached at 623-0956 for more information.

“Oliver Road is now passable from Thunder Bay to Murillo. Please be careful out there, lots of water on roads yet and a few stranded residents,” shares Bernie Kamphof a Councillor from Oliver Paipoonge.

Several local businesses have also closed today to let staff take care of issues at home with regard to flooding.

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