LaSalle Flooding Minimal Despite Heaviest Downpour
The community that absorbed the heaviest rainfall in Tuesday's storm appears to have escaped severe flooding.
LaSalle received around seven inches of rain during the torrent. Overall, Environment Canada says the town was hit with more than 290mm (11 in) of rain since Monday night.
Mayor Ken Antaya says they've only received 20 calls of flooding at this point. He says the fact the town escaped the impact is remarkable.
"All in all, considering the amount of rain and Environment Canada said we received over seven inches in LaSalle," says Antaya. "If we did our drains did a remarkable job and so did our staff in making sure that it lessened the impact on residents."
Flooded street in LaSalle (courtesy Kim Scherer)
Antaya says the Turkey Creek area was most affected, but everything flowed properly and drained out.
Two areas that had flooded in the past — Heritage Estate and Oliver Farm — escaped this time according to the mayor. Antaya credits administration and staff for staying on top of developing issues and keeping the water moving.
Antaya says anyone who has had flooding should contact the town to report it.