Prince Edward County’s Emergency Control Group met this morning to update the state of emergency declared on Tuesday due to flooding.
Mayor Robert Quaiff says the immediate concern is “for the safety of people whose homes are being impacted by rising lake levels”.
Working with Quinte Conservation, County staff are monitoring the conditions and will be taking aerial photos to identify current levels along the shoreline and determine the hardest hit areas.
The mayor has also requested the use of an RCMP drone from Ottawa to provide additional information on affected properties.
Along with those efforts, municipal and fire department staff are making in-person visits to at-risk areas and flooded properties, but won’t be entering any homes or buildings.
If you’re affected by flooding in PEC, you’re asked to keep receipts for and document any flood protection measures being taken, as you could be eligible for reimbursement from the province.
The county has also set up a flood watch page on its website, which you can find by clicking here.