Flooding Happening In LaSalle

Saturday March 28th, 2020

Posted at 4:11pm

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Town of LaSalle officials are reporting that some streets and properties are experiencing flooding and standing water due to the rain and winds.

Town officials say that residents should take extra caution to avoid areas where flooding is occurring, as well as rivers, streams, and shoreline areas. The combination of slippery banks, waves, waves overtopping shoreline structures, and fast moving water can be dangerous.

Residents who live west of Front Road should be aware that emergency service response may be delayed due to flooded streets. Residents who live on streets located west of Front Road and are experiencing flooding and are concerned about their safety, should find alternative accommodations.

Residents who are voluntarily evacuating their home should contact the 211 call service to register so that town administration are aware of alternate contact information. Residents who are voluntarily evacuating should also contact their utility companies to shut off services (Essex Power, Union Gas etc.).

Sandbags and sand are available free of charge for LaSalle residents at the former Centennial Arena site, and at the LaSalle Public Works building. Residents must bring their own shovels and fill the sandbags on their own.

The rain and wind is expected to continue through the weekend. The Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Watch in effect until Monday, March 30th at 6pm.

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