Flood Watch for the Lakehead Region continued

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NNL-FloodandRecoveryTHUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority are continuing the Flood Watch for the Lakehead
Region including: City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah
and the Townships of O’Connor, Conmee, Gilles and Dorion.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that the area received approximately 40 to 50 millimetres of rain overnight. Additional rainfall between 10 to 30 millimetres is forecasted for today with the risk of additional thunderstorms.

All watercourses are slowing rising in response the recent rainfall and will likely continue to rise over the day with the additional rainfall. The Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway is not diverting at this time.

Residents living along rivers and creeks are reminded to continue to monitor their surroundings and water levels which can rise quickly in the event of heavy rainfall.

A Flood Watch is issued when the assessed conditions indicate that the potential for flooding
exists.

Authority Staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. The Flood Watch will be updated by noon on Thursday June 21, 2012 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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