Record floods hit London, Ontario
Heavy rainfall along with high temperatures melting snow have come together to cause some of the worst flooding ever seen in London. The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority issued a flood warning as the city closed many roads because of the high water levels.
Although many roads have now reopened the city is warning there may be delays for residents commutes. The city has also warned drivers to not drive on roads with high water levels, it will only put you and your vehicle at risk.
Residents are also being asked to stay away from the Thames River along with other bodies of water. Flood coordinators are continuing to monitor these locations.
Other locations being monitored:
- Wabuno Creek
- City pumping station in Elgin Hall parking lot
- Gibbons Park, Harris Park and Coves Trail Park
- Dingam Creek
- Western University Campus
Because of the flooding basement floods are going to become an issue.
Tips for residents to avoid basement floods:
- Check basement walls and floors for cracks
- Point downspouts away from house
- Keep all drains unobstructed
- Ensure back water valve/sump pump are in good working condition.
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