View Full Version : Heavy Rain and Floods Warning In Eastern Canada

May 5th, 2017, 06:25 PM
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of Quebec and a rainfall warning for much of southern and eastern Ontario. New Brunswick, particularly the southern part of the province, will be in the crosshairs of the slow-moving system beginning Friday night and into Saturday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Montreal on Friday morning, said the federal government is closely monitoring the flood threat.

The most wide-ranging threats of flooding are in Quebec, with 124 communities in the province affected.

Urgences Québec says more than 1,326 residences in the province have been affected by flooding this week. At least 785 people across the province were forced out of their homes.

Environment Canada said anywhere from 40 to 70 millimetres of rain for Windsor was possible from Thursday through Saturday, with up to 90 millimetres possible in Hamilton. The City of Hamilton closed a 1.5-kilometre stretch of York Road between Valley Road and Old Guelph Road in Dundas as a precautionary measure due to a damaged culvert.

The southern areas of New Brunswick could be the hardest hit as the inclement weather heads east.

CBC meteorologist Brennan Allen said he expects the heaviest rainfall in the southwest of the province. "[In] the heaviest rain, likely from Fredericton on southwest into St. Stephen, St. Andrews, there is a chance of seeing 100 to potentially 150 millimetres of rain by the end of this weekend," said Allen.

"We're going to see a lot more flooding and some washed-out roads."


Southern Ontario and Quebec already affected, storm now on is way here in New Brunswick.