Rainfall Update – Friday, June 7, 2024

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Yesterday afternoon, June 6, Ottawa and the surrounding area saw heavy rains and strong winds. A total of 44.1 mm of rain was recorded at the Ottawa International Airport on Thursday, June 6.

Remember, water in the streets is good! The City has devices in place to limit the flow of water entering the storm sewer to prevent system surcharge. As a result, water may be seen on the street, possibly even on private property, but has most likely receded within a few hours of the storm. Please only contact 3-1-1 for water in the street if pooling remains 24 hours post storm.

How is the City responding to the event? 

Staff continue to triage and respond to service requests received through 3-1-1. Staff are investigating and determining the cause of flood and mitigating where possible. Teams have mobilized from various departments to respond quickly and efficiently. Staff also continue to monitor today’s storms and the City’s stormwater and sanitary infrastructure and are responding as needed.  

What to do if you have experienced a flood? 

  • Stay safe. Wear protective clothing and wash thoroughly after any contact with flood water due to potential bacteria and viruses. Contact your gas and hydro companies if the water has reached your utilities.  
  • Contact your insurance company.  
  • Contact 3-1-1 to report if you have flooded. The City has expert staff on duty at all times who will respond as soon as possible to these situations.  

For more information on what to do if you have experienced a flood, please visit the City’s Basement Flooding page.

As parts of the region continue to be under severe thunderstorm watch, staff will continue to monitor the weather and conditions.

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