In Case of a Flood
To report flooding call us at (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312 and listen to the prompts.
If your home is surrounded by water:
- Do not drink your water as it may be contaminated
- Do not use your toilet if your septic bed is covered in water
If you are leaving your home due to flooding notify your municipality and follow the procedures in the Floods - What To Do brochure.
Flood Warning Messages
At any time of the year, when there is flooding, Quinte Conservation will issue up to three levels of messages:
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT: This is a general notice of potential flooding or other conditions that pose a safety risk. There are two kinds of statements:
- a WATER SAFEY STATEMENT indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for users such as anglers, boaters, swimmers, children or pets. Flooding is not expected.
- a FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.
FLOOD WATCH: This level notifies that the potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
FLOOD WARNING: Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.
Flood Forecasting and Warning