On a rare day without rain, cities and towns prepare for more high water
Ottawa Citizen

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, May 3, 2017

With a dry hole in the weather Wednesday and Thursday, everyone knows more rain is coming and there isn’t much anyone can do except wait for it to drain away, and maybe pile sandbags.

“With the ground already saturated, there may be potential for some local flooding,” Environment Canada warned Wednesday, to no one’s surprise.Gatineau remains the hardest hit, especially in areas near Leamy Lake.As Gatineau faced flooding typically seen on average every 20 years, the city had closed more roads and evacuated 112 people from 48 homes. The evacuations remain voluntary, and the city says no one is in danger.


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