Lowell prepares for weekend Grand River flooding

He told CTV Toronto that his basement had about nine feet (three metres) of water in it. "We will encourage them to seek shelter somewhere else", he said, adding that, while no shelter has been established, residents who are displaced can work with the Red Cross and the EMA to find alternate places to stay.

Brant's Crossing near the Grand River in Brantford, Ont., on February 21, 2018.

This is the first time in six years that the flood walls have been assembled, and they are now in place at the 10th and 12th Street entrances of Harris Riverfront Park, meaning that access into the park is now prohibited. The river will crest near 7.1 feet around 1 a.m. Friday.

The St. Joseph River below Montpelier, Ohio, until further notice. Meanwhile, Mississippi river will be less flooded over the next few weeks as it takes longer time for floods to take on the larger rivers.

VanVelzen said the fire department doesn't do anything in the low-lying areas unless someone calls for help.

Bryan Chambers, the city of Huntington's Director of Communications, said that the decision was made to put up the floodwall early last week.

VanLopik resident Marlene Klumpp said that she and her husband were planning to move their good auto out of the area soon. "Basement flooding of low lying homes and businesses is widespread".

Mark Sekelsky, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, says the flow is calculated by measuring the speed of the water flowing past their monitoring stations and measuring the height of the water at a specific spot in the river. "We don't know the extent of it at this point, but I just wanted to say that everyone here is doing everything they can".

No one has been evacuated in Haldimand as of yet, but county staff are making preparations if it becomes necessary as the water levels of the Grand River continue to rise.

They were about to get on a city bus but a friend came by with a van and they left the area.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s today and Thursday. There's a slight chance of precipitation every day this week.

In Brantford there have also been a number of ice jams developing and moving downstream.

"Have our swift water swimmers staffed on duty, actually raised those numbers a little bit just for that potential because once we start deploying those numbers will be depleted very quickly", said Chief Helms.


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