Environment Canada Warning: Severe Flood Threat Across The Country
A recipe for disaster.
As we reported earlier, the Montreal region is under aissued by Environment Canada due to the forecasted 50 mm of rain expected to fall over the next five days.
However, the Montreal region is not the only part of Canada that is under threat of flooding and extreme rainfall.
In fact, several provinces are at risk of flooding according to Environment Canada, because of this nationwide low-pressure system combined with the seasonal snowmelt.
Below are the regions under a rainfall warning across Canada, according to Environment Canada.
TL;DR As rivers continue to rise due to melting snow and intense rainfall is expected across the country for the weekend, Environment Canada is urging Canadians to be cautious as the threat of flooding increases.
According to The Weather Network, Quebec has seen the worst of Spring flooding "so far," though flood warnings continue in the Prairies for the Red River and a flood watch is on for Roseau River.
Rainfall warnings are in effect for the following Canadian regions:
- Campbellton and Restigouche County
- Edmundston and Madawaska County
- Grand Falls and Victoria County
- La Tuque
- La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve
- Lachute - Saint-Jérôme
- Laurentians & Laurentians Wildlife Reserve
- Mont-Tremblant Park - Saint-Michel-des-Saints
- Parent - Gouin Reservoir
- Upper Gatineau - Lièvre - Papineau
- Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
- Barrie - Orillia - Midland
- Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet
- City of Ottawa
- Parry Sound - Muskoka
- Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
- Prescott and Russell
- Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
- Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
- North Bay - West Nipissing
In addition to these rainfall warnings, several other regions across the country are under "Special Weather" warnings.
These special weather statements, in most cases, are also in reference to the "extended period of rain" that is expected to continue through the weekend for much of the country.
The low-pressure system that will travel through the country is expected to bring anywhere from 10 to 50 mm of rain between Thursday and Monday.
This extensive rainfall, in combination with snowmelt, is a recipe for flooding - so be sure to keep an eye on the area surrounding your home.