Although water levels went down slightly over the long weekend, the City of Ottawa will not begin recovery operations until water levels have receded a significant amount. Until then, residents are urged to leave sandbag walls intact and keep flood and construction debris away from the road.
Removing sandbags and flood debris from your property prematurely can impede flood response operations which are ongoing.
Once the recovery process has begun, the City will announce:
- A new callout for volunteers
- Instructions for managing all flood related waste
Keep boats away from flooded communities
Please stay off the Ottawa River in and around the areas impacted by the recent floods. Boating close to shore may cause wakes which contribute to additional damage to homes and flood barriers.
Leave electrical work to professionals
If your power has been disconnected, contact an Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Inspector. Each home will have to be assessed before being reconnected by Hydro One. Homes that have experienced more serious flooding will have to hire a licensed electrical contractor. Residents should hire only a licensed electrician and avoid door-to-door salespeople. Hydro One and the ESA are responsible for restoring power and have more information about how to reconnect your home including a list of licensed electrical contractors in your area.