Monday, 29 October 2012

Wawa, Ontario - floods and damage

Don't forget Wawa, in the precursor of Hurricane Sandy.

A beautiful town, they have had floods and terrible damage a few days before Hurricane Sandy.

Smack in the middle of the western boundary of Ontario, it is truly a tragedy for all.
Visit here for the photos:
Wawa Now | State of Emergency – News, Photos, Updates
Read more about Wawa on Wiki
They have created a webpage that shows the terrible damage on the highways, from bird's eye views. A major highway, cross Canada highway. Many of us have used it to go from the south to the west of Ontario.
WawaOnt., damage from rain may exceed $10M‎ - 19 hours ago
The destruction that heavy rain caused in the northern Ontario town of Wawa is worse than feared, the community's mayor says, after the freak...

  • The Municipality of Wawa made a Declaration of Emergency late Thursday evening (Oct. 25th) due to heavy rainfall in the area. The Ontario Provincial Police notified the Municipality and travelers on Highway 17 that the highway was closed in both directions near Catfish Creek while Highway 101 east of Wawa had also been closed due to flooding. The Municipality of Wawa determined that Tremblay Flats Road had sustained severe damage and it was closed to all traffic at about 11:00 p.m. last night while Infrastructure Services crews attempted to address the issue. 

     All I can offer up, beyond my sympathies, are photos I took on our visit to this most beautiful part of Ontario on June 23rd, 2009.
    First Female Miners in Ontario

    1st Female Miner in Ontario
    -there was a marvellous tribute
    to a grandmother who helped forge the town.


    Red said...

    Yes, my thoughts are with you. I hope that the storm is less than they are predicting. On the other hand it could replenish your wetland as you said it had dried out.

    Olga said...

    Is that a part of the monster storm, Sandy? Very sad what weather can do when it turns.

    Jenn Jilks said...

    It is is a weird sort of way, Olga, in that there was a storm last Thursday and the hurricane pushed the storm across Northern Ontario.

    Glad to be high and dry, Red!

    Cloudia said...

    Oh Ontario!

    Oh Canada!

    thanks, Jenn

    Aloha from Honolulu
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