Joint Flood Cleanup Plan In The Works for Pembroke, Petawawa & LV

Expect details soon about a local flood cleanup plan for Pembroke, Petawawa and Laurentian Valley. 

The three neighbouring municipalities are working together on a plan so affected residents can be on the same page for cleaning things up like sand bags, debris and construction material.

Laurentian Valley Mayor Steve Bennett says since some neighbourhoods straddle municipal borders, it only makes sense to work together on a plan to deal with the aftermath.

"It makes sense, if someone's across the road, but in a different municpality, that we follow the same guidelines, making it easier for residents", Bennett told Star 96.7.

More than 150 homes in Laurentain Valley, Pembroke and Petawawa have been impacted by the floods, mostly along the Ottawa River shorelines.

In many cases, water is still inside homes and covering property, and it could be weeks before levels really start to recede significantly.

"We'll have a plan out by the end of the week, and we'll have an open house next week to go over all of the information that we'll provide for the cleanup", Bennett added.

Officials are asking people to hold onto sand bags and other materials until the details of the cleanup plan are released.