Mainly SunnyNow
25 °C
77 °F
Chance Of ShowersWed
35 °C
95 °F
Chance Of ShowersThu
32 °C
90 °F
Chance Of ShowersFri
32 °C
90 °F


Summer Festival Guide

Traffic Cameras

Events Calendar

Lowest Gas Prices

City Of Windsor Flooding Update

Thursday September 29th, 2016, 1:48pm


Hello time traveller!!
This article is 2820 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.

The City of Windsor says that work crews are out in full force, treatment facilities are operating at peak capacity and the 311 Call Centre is taking as many calls as possible.

Windsor Police and Windsor Fire are asking residents to avoid driving on flooded roads if possible and to not call them for non-life threatening issues, as emergency lines need to remain open.

The city stresses that 311 is the number to report flooded basements, but the call volume is extreme so if a busy signal is received wait two minutes and try again.  Patience will be needed.  311 is asking residents to confine calls to flooding issues during this major rain event  to help get as many flooding requests for service calls through as possible.

As an alternative to calling, residents can also report flooding issues by using Use the Storm Flooding Service Request to report your issue.

Homeowners with insurance are encouraged to call their insurance providers for support and information.

If you have basement flooding that is above the electrical outlets, baseboard heaters, furnace or is near your electrical panel do not enter the basement until power has been disconnected by your electrical provider.  For water below the electrical system pumping the water on to the surface of your property, away from your home and your neighbour’s home, is the best approach.  Pumping into the sewer system will only add to the problems.

It is recommended that showers, laundry washing and any other water usage that will increase the burden on the sewer system be avoided during the rain event.

Daily Newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest, local news stories you may have missed!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Do You Like This Article?

Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message