Thursday, 17 April 2014

The flooding in southern Ontario is bad - here are my videos

Not as bad as Muskoka last  April, or Calgary in June, but it is bad. The high waters are flowing, and community after community is being affected. The Rideau River was swollen, and fast flowing.

Smiths Falls Rideau River from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Smiths Falls hydro dam spring flooding from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The beaver has disappeared!
We took a tour on a sunny day, Saturday, April 12th. The day before more rain was expected.
They closed the road to these people's homes. The water is so high. Families had to park on highway #43. This is Hilly Lane, near Kemptville, North Grenville. Kemptville Creek was terrible, too.

Flooding in Kemptville 2014 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Flooding at the locks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo. Black Rapids Lock Station
I had to take hubby into the city, we stopped at the locks to watch the birds. There were lots of geese, a few mallards and mergansers in the frigid water.

These people have very flooded basement. It's so sad. They have sandbags below the basement window on the left.

Delta Ontario Flooding from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

There is more rain on the way, according to the radar.


Anonymous said...

We live less than 5 minutes away from the flooding in Foxboro. It was awful in 2008 and this year looks to be the same.

William Kendall said...

I was at the Rideau this morning in my area. It was on the street, but no sign that it was getting into basements. Any higher, though, and that could be a problem.