Neighbourhood Experiencing Major Flooding in Mississauga
The excessive rain and unseasonably warm temperatures have prompted flooding in a residential area in Mississauga.
Earlier today, former MP and Mississauga resident Brad Butt took to social media to describe the unfortunate flood damage currently affecting residents in Meadowvale Village.
The affected homes are on Old Derry Road near the Credit River.
Several homes flooding right now on Old Derry Rd in Meadowvale. @MississaugaFES crews are assisting residents who say a creek is blocked by debris from melting ice/snow. @IAFF1212 @globalnewsto pic.twitter.com/VyhgtovFw3— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) February 21, 2018
A flood warning has been in effect for Mississauga for several days and will remain active for the time being.
“The City of Mississauga has experienced substantial rainfall over the last 24 hours and the weather forecast is predicting an additional 20 millimetres of rainfall before the end of day Wednesday, February 21,” the city said in a statement.
“Water levels will continue to rise in response to the rain and melting snow. Ice in the Credit River may begin to break up as water levels approach the top of the bank which will increase the potential for flooding due to ice jams.”
The city is asking residents to avoid walking or driving in flooded areas and to stay away from creeks, rivers, streams and frozen bodies of water.
Residents are also being advised to clear debris from catch basins near their home or business, as long as it is safe to do so.
The city is also asking residents to refrain from opening any sewer manholes under any circumstances.
If you experience flooding in your area, call 3-1-1.