Township of Severn is fortunate to have plenty of lakes, rivers and streams. However, this can become a risk to public safety if flooding occurs.

What to do during a flood

In the event of flooding, here are some tips you can follow:

  • when approaching a flooded area, don't guess the depth of the water
  • avoid crossing bridges if the water is high and flowing quickly
  • don't drive through floodwater and never cross a flooded area on foot
  • find another route if necessary
  • if your home or business has flooded, watch for electrical shock hazards and gas leaks or odours (sewage)
  • don't enter a flooded area, especially if there is any concern that structural integrity has been compromised

We'll monitor flood conditions and deploy sand and bags for you to protect your property if a flood occurs.