Flooding Impacting Thunder Bay Region

Neebing River Flood
Water Levels on the Neebing River are rising
Neebing River Flood
Water Levels on the Neebing River are rising

THUNDER BAY – Flooding across the region is impacting homes and families. The City of Thunder Bay is on top of the situation to the best of its ability. Police, Fire Rescue and Public Works are on duty. Throughout the day, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has been on duty attending calls.

Environment Canada updated the Rainfall Warning at 15:00EDT for Thunder Bay. ‘Another 20 to 40 mm of rain likely by Tuesday morning.

NetNewsLedger is receiving reports of flooding on Lake Shore Drive. If your area is flooding please email us your photos and videos at newsroom@netnewsledger.com


More Rain will Cause Flooding

The Weather Service states, “A slow moving warm front over Northern Minnesota will continue to bring bands of rain to the regions possibly continuing into Tuesday morning. As of 2 PM EDT 71.6 mm of rain have been reported at Atikokan and it is still raining. 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”.

Weather Radar

Weather Radar
Weather Radar Image from 15:40EDT May 20 2013

If you are in need of assistance, Mayor Hobbs Office has issued a list of telephone numbers:

Flood Assistance 

City of 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. 

Thunder Bay Hydro 
– electrical problems/concerns 343-1111 after hours 343-1002 

Ministry of Transportation 
– information about provincially-owned highways 511 

Emergency 911 

NorWest Community Health Centres Urgent Walk-In Care 
Mon – Thurs 4:30-8pm & Fri 1-4pm 
525 Simpson St. 622-8285

For Information on Other Walk-In Clinics 211 
Crisis Response Service 
– mental health crisis or distress 346-8282 

Thunder Bay District Health Unit 625-5900

Telehealth Ontario
– access to a registered nurse 24hr/day, 7days/week 1-866-797-000
TTY 1-866-797-0007 
Kids Help Phone 
– 24hr/day, 7day/week 1-800-668-6868

Grace Place
– meals, porta potty, clothing, appliances
Mon, Tues, Wed 1-4 pm & Sun Service 2 pm 473-3538

Shelter House
– meals daily 2-3pm & 7-8pm 420 George St. 623-8182

CAM Clothing Assistance
For free clothing, linens and some furniture 
Mon – Sat 10am-5pm. 404 May St. N 474-3583

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