Credit Valley Conservation issues flood outlook for Mississauga

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Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) says some areas of the Credit River could flood over the long weekend. 

CVC says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is forecasting significant amounts of rain throughout the Victoria Day weekend for Southern Ontario, with rain starting today (May 15). CVC also says thunderstorms are possible. 

While no rain is expected for Saturday, May 16, CVC says 35, 15 and 10mm is expected to fall on Sunday, May 17, Victoria Day (May 18) and Tuesday, May 19.

"Heavy downpour associated with thunderstorms may result in flooding of urbanized areas," CVC said in a news release. 

"Flooding along the Credit River is not expected on Friday. However, water levels may remain high as the additional rain moves in starting on Sunday. Based on the current forecast, some low-lying areas along the Credit River may experience flooding starting early Sunday."

CVC also says that east to west winds and storm surge may result in onshore waves starting Saturday through to Tuesday. 

Flooding and erosion along the Lake Ontario shoreline may occur.  

Local streams, rivers, and shorelines remain dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. 

People should stay away from all watercourses and shorelines, and ensure children and pets do the same.

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