Ontario Launches Flood Information Website

    McGuinty Government Providing Information To Advise Public Of Flooding

    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - A new website will provide Ontario communities
with information about weather and flooding risks, and advice on what to do in
the event of a flood.
    Heavy snowfalls this winter have raised concerns in many communities
about the potential risk of flooding as the weather warms over the next few


    "We want Ontarians to have access to real-time information to help keep
their families, their homes and communities safe from the threat of floods,"
said Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield


    -   The Ministry of Natural Resources (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR)
        monitors and forecasts flood conditions in Ontario using stream
        flows, snow and ice conditions and weather forecasts.
    -   High-tech equipment monitors lakes, rivers and streams in Ontario.
    -   More than 4,000 sensors at 1,200 stations across the province provide
        information on water levels.


    Learn what causes floods and what you can do if you're threatened by
flooding at ontario.ca/flooding (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR).
    View the Conservation Ontario website (http://www.conservationontario.ca)
for a list of conservation authorities across the province that provide local
flood messages at http://www.conservationontario.ca.
    See the Emergency Management Ontario website
(http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/pub_security/emo/about_emo.html) for
fact sheets on preparing an emergency survival kit, evacuation, and dealing
with pets, children and the elderly during an emergency

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For further information:

For further information: David Bauer, Minister's Office, (416) 314-2212;
Jolanta Kowalski, Communications Services Branch, (416) 314-2106

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