Update: the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are warning that flooding is imminent.

MNRF suggests that everyone be cautious and check water and weather conditions before heading out anywhere.

 

Minden Hills is urging people to use caution over the next couple days.

The township has issued a flood watch for the Burnt River and Irondale Watershed. According to the township, the forecast is calling for 55-60 mm of rainfall with most of the precipitation falling
today and into Friday.

With that much rainfall expected, and temperatures expected to stay above freezing, the town is suggesting that could speed up the melting of snow and by extension increase water levels drastically.

Any resident that is at risk of flooding damaging their property can make use of the sand and sandbags at the Roads Department Sand dome at 4564 County Road 121, or the Furnace Falls Park on County Road 503. Residents are asked to bring their own shovel as the sand is self-serve.

Minden Hills is encouraging everyone, in the township and beyond to “to use caution around area lakes, rivers, creeks and other water sources such as ditches, as high water levels and swift currents can create unstable conditions. as well as avoid driving on any roadways that are underwater, as road conditions may be unstable and dangerous.”

MyHaliburtonNow.com will update as information becomes available.