Town of Huntsville declares a state of emergency



The Town of Huntsville would like to notify residents that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the area advising that rain will be heavy starting Thursday night with total rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 millimetres forecasted by late Friday night with local amounts possibly exceeding 50 mm.

Given these facts the Town of Huntsville has declared a State of Emergency as of 12:00pm, April 25, 2019. By declaring this, Staff will have access to the additional and necessary resources if in fact we receive the predicted rain fall amounts that will impact high water levels.

As of April 25 at 12:00pm, Huntsville lakes continue to rise at a slower rate. Water levels in the Big East River are slowly lowering and we continue to see rising waters and flooded roads south of Brunel Locks and throughout the Port Sydney area.

  • Property owners in low-lying areas will need to take precautionary measures to protect their property. For flooding resources and sand baginformation please visit the Town of Huntsville website at
  • Town of Huntsville Emergency Control Group and MNRF Officials will continue to monitor conditions and updates will be issued as required. Residents are encouraged to monitor local media outlets, the MNRF and the Town of Huntsville website for updates
  • The Town will be providing another Media Release April 25 with additional updates following the Emergency Control Group’s 2:00pm meeting
  • Emergency services are prepared to assist as needed and residents are reminded to call 911 for emergency calls only
  • Residents are reminded that if they have flood damage to contact their insurance provider
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  • Please note that flooded roads are closed for public safety and it is illegal to drive on a closed road.

The Town continues to remind residents to stay clear of waterways. Parents and guardians are also advised to remind children to stay clear of open waters, creeks and rivers.

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