Nov. 27 – With a Flood Warning in place along the Lake Erie shoreline, Norfolk County and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit are reminding people to take precautions for their safety, including avoiding areas that are affected by floodwaters.

Residents should not to walk or drive through floodwaters, as they can be deeper than they appear. Water levels can rise quickly, so exercise extreme caution when travelling along the Lake Erie shore. Driving through flooded streets also creates a wake that can cause issues for adjacent homes and businesses.

The Health Unit and Fire Department advise residents to prepare supplies that would sustain them for up to 72 hours in the event of an emergency. The kit should contain items such as a flashlight, radio, personal hygiene products and medication, as well as food and drinking water.

Listen to local radio and news stations to keep up to date on the situation. Check Long Point Region Conservation Authority’s website at www.lprca.on.ca for flood status updates. County and Health Unit websites may also provide useful information regarding flood safety measures.

Stay prepared by monitoring flood forecasts and warnings posted by the Long Point Region Conservation Authority.