Flooding update in Canada: More sandbags, problems for Lake Ontario shoreline

As the Ottawa, Canada area faces major flooding, New York State is deploying more sandbags, pumps and Aquadam to stem rising Lake Ontario waters. It’s all part of the too much water problem in the Lake Ontario-St Lawrence Basing.

Governor Cuomo made a stop in Irondequoit, on Lake Ontario north of Rochester on Saturday morning, announcing the deployment of more pumps and sandbagging machines, as well as temporary inflatable Aquadams to the shoreline. 100 National Guard members will also be deployed to help manage the rising water on Sunday.

Lake Ontario is almost at flood level, Lake Erie, which empties into Ontario, is already over flood stage, according to the Governor. Downstream, there’s also flooding in Canada, as the water makes its way to the sea. In the Ottawa area, they expect record level flooding to be a constant for at least a week, and more rain is in the forecast. It’s so bad that residents in one neighborhood have been advised to not fluh toilets or use showers, to avoid reerse flow in the sewers.

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