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Yarmouth REMO Watching Water Levels Ahead Of More Rain

By Kevin Northup Jan 25, 2023 | 12:30 PM

Quinan flooding in 2023 (Photo: Tim Doucette at Deep Sky Eye Observatory)

Water levels in lakes and streams are the highest they’ve been in years.

With up to 70 millimetres of rain in the forecast for tomorrow, Yarmouth’s Regional Emergency Management Office is keeping a close eye on things.

Coordinator Shane Strong says they’ve been doing water level checks in Quinan.

“That’s our biggest spot that we’re worried about. There is room to move there as of yesterday, we are measuring again today,” says Strong.

Strong says those that live in areas prone to flooding should be taking precautions ahead of tomorrow’s storm.

“If they feel like they’re in a dangerous zone, or a history of their property flooding, they should be taking every precaution they can. There’s already been a few properties that have flooded, it’s on a case-by-case basis.”

He says the Department of Transportation is also monitoring the situation.

Strong says lakes are full, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen water levels like this, especially in January.


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