Flood Warnings Issued for County of Renfrew

Flooding warnings have been issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources- Pembroke District for the Ottawa River and Madawaska River.

Residents of Renfrew County should be advised that water levels and flows on the Madawaska River and the Ottawa River downstream of Deep River are rising rapidly due to accelerated snowmelt and may exceed minor flooding levels later this week.

For safety, all residents should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. 

Any residents in areas prone to flooding should take appropriate action to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise. Anyone requiring sandbags or assistance should contact their local municipality.

The Ministry also advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities as many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts and may be impassible due to current water levels.