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Municipality offering fill-your-own sandbags as precaution

A flood watch remains in effect for Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.

Based on the provisional forecast, Lake Ontario is predicted to rise approximately 15 cm over the next week and a half. Although the forecasted water levels are still lower than 2017, flooding has occurred on some vulnerable properties.

As a precautionary measure, the municipality is offering sandbags to residents who believe their primary residence is at risk of flooding.

“We encourage residents to be respectful of their neighbours when picking up supplies and only sandbag if their home is at risk of flooding,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson.

Sandbags are available at the following locations:
– 15 Coleman Street in Ameliasburgh
– 75 County Road 1, Hallowell (Sandy Hook Dome)
– 15 Coleman Street in Ameliasburgh

Sandbags and material will be available at four additional locations beginning on Wednesday, May 8. The sites include:

  • Waupoos Community Centre, 2699 County Road 8 in North Marysburgh
  • South Marysburgh Fire Hall, 3076 County Road 10
  • Hiscock Shores Road cul-de-sac in Hillier
  • Sunrise Drive cul-de-sac in Ameliasburgh

Sandbags are available daily between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. The sandbags are self-serve, and residents must bring their own shovels to fill bags.

High winds and waves can lead to shoreline erosion when lake levels are elevated. Boaters are asked to minimize their wake when passing shorelines.

The municipality will continue to monitor the conditions and provide updates as necessary.

For more information, or to report flooding on your property, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023, 613.962.9108 ext. 1023, or

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