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May 11, 2006
Flood Advisory from Toronto Region Conservation Authority
Issued To: Municipalities, Local Conservation Authorities, Local Police, Emergency Services, School Boards and Media

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that the Weather Office is forecasting extended rainfall in the next 24-48 hours, with the possibility of thunderstorms for the Toronto area. Precipitation amounts are expected to be in the range of 40-50 mm within the next 24 hours. Thunderstorm activity may result in additional amounts of 5 -10 mm for localized areas.

As a result of this precipitation, all rivers and streams are expected to run at high levels and should be considered dangerous. Flooding of low lying areas is anticipated. Also, high rainfall amounts could create street flooding and sewer surcharging. Please exercise caution when driving and avoid low lying roadways and underpasses.

Personnel engaged in ongoing works near rivers and watercourses are advised that bankfull or higher flows are expected as a result of the predicted rainfall.

The TRCA will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and will issue an update or cancellation to this Advisory by 1:00 PM on Friday, May 12, 2006.

Media Contact:

Michael Heralall
Flood Duty Officer



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