The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have declared a state of emergency on the Tyendinaga Territory due to the flooding issues.
Chief Maracle, fire officials and other MBQ staff have been touring flooded areas and say rising waters off of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario are directly affecting homes, cottages, roads and other properties in low-lying areas.
Numerous instances of flood-related damage have been reported and flooding is making it difficult to access some homes on the territory.
The chief says homeowners in flooded areas should be looking for alternate drinking water supplies, as a precautionary measure, since high water levels could be impacting wells and septic systems.
The MBQ say declaring a state of emergency makes them eligible for federal and provincial funding to help with flood management.