Heavy Rain May Cause Trouble

Root River flooded its banks File photo September 2014

The Sault Ste Marie Region Conservation Authority is warning of possible flooding in a statement released today.

Although currently local rivers, creeks and streams are running at normal level the forecasted rain fall may change that.  The weather forecast is calling for 35-45 mm or more of rainfall on Wednesday October 3rd.  Isolated thunderstorms could cause significantly more rain in some areas.

The Authority cautions that this amount of rain will cause water levels to rise across the area and, localized floods in areas with poor drainage are possible.  With the rise in water levels, rivers streams an creeks will also be fast flowing make them very dangerous.  With that in mind the Authority issues the following warning to residents and visitors.

“Use extreme caution when close to rivers, creeks and streams. High water levels and flows can be especially dangerous and stream banks can be slippery. Please keep children and pets away from fast flowing rivers and streams.”