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City of Ottawa Emergency officials are urging residents in 150 Constance Bay homes to evacuate their homes because of rising flood levels.

The door-to-door voluntary evacuation plan covers from 600 to 956 Bayview Drive in Constance Bay.

At a late afternoon news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Jim Watson urged residents in Constance Bay under this order to leave their homes.

Power will be turned off very soon in the Bayview area in Constance Bay. Residents of the 150 homes the city wants to evacuate will be given time to gather belongings. Power will be lost to many more homes for a short window of time then restored. @ctvottawa #ottawa #ottnews

— Michael O'Byrne (@MICHAELCTV) April 30, 2019

. @JimWatsonOttawa wants residents of 150 homes on Bayview Dr. to leave now ahead of what is still the worst to come. City doesn’t have authority to mandate evacuation. Forecast - 50 cm above 2017 flood. I’ll be live at 5:30/6 #ottflood #ottnews #ottawa @ctvottawa https://t.co/fwcAxpTvj5

— Christina Succi (@CTVChristina) April 30, 2019