2019 Flood Q&A

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Background

During April 2019 the Town of Huntsville and surrounding areas experienced exponentially high-water levels that resulted in localized flooding. To facilitate a deeper understanding of the flood and answer any questions that you may have, the Town of Huntsville has opened up a question and answer format below.

Upcoming Special Council Meeting and Public Information Session

There are two upcoming public meetings scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

Background

During April 2019 the Town of Huntsville and surrounding areas experienced exponentially high-water levels that resulted in localized flooding. To facilitate a deeper understanding of the flood and answer any questions that you may have, the Town of Huntsville has opened up a question and answer format below.

Upcoming Special Council Meeting and Public Information Session

There are two upcoming public meetings scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

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  • Thanks for participating!

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    21 Jun 2019

    Thank you for participating in this information initiative on the Huntsville 2019 Flood. We hope that residents found it beneficial to ask questions and have responses provided. If you have any future questions or concerns please email us directly.

  • Media Release: Special Council Meeting Discuss Flood 2019

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    17 Jun 2019

    Media Release copied from huntsville.ca/news - June 13, 2019

    Subject: Media Release: Special Council Meeting Discuss Flood 2019

    (HUNTSVILLE, ON) The Town of Huntsville held a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday June 12th at 6pm to discuss the flooding event that occurred in April 2019. This meeting was held in order to allow public feedback and an opportunity for questions.

    Huntsville Fire Chief and Director of Operations and Protective Services, Stephen Hernen, presented to the public why this flooding event was so different from years prior. He noted that the spring freshet (thaw) generally lasts four days but this time there was a prolonged spring thaw of ten days. The prolonged period resulted in an increased flow of water therefore surrounding lake levels were raised and localized flooding remained for a greater length of time.

    During the extended days of localized flooding, the Emergency Control Group met daily and followed the emergency plan based on the high-water levels and areas affected. The peak flow rate was the same as seen in 2016 but due to the amount of days it took for the freshet thaw, there was an increase in lake levels.

    Public feedback from the June 12th Special Council Meeting and online Flood Q&A page will be reviewed by the Emergency Control Group to determine if any changes are needed to the existing emergency flood plan.

    Public are invited to submit additional questions and feedback on the myhuntsville.ca Flood Q&A page until June 21st.


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  • Upcoming Special Council Meeting

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    27 May 2019

    Special Council Meeting

    Please take notice that The Town of Huntsville will be holding a Special Council meeting where the below responses will be discussed. Please note this will be an opportunity for residents to ask in-person questions. The meeting will be held on:

    Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 6pm

    Huntsville Civic Centre, Algonquin Theatre

    37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON

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  • Upcoming Public Information Session: Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians

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    27 May 2019

    Public Information Session: Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will also be hosting a public information session on June 12 at 7:00pm to give a presentation on the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, August 29, 2019.

    The session will take place at the Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON and include information on eligibility criteria, support documentation requirements, and how to apply. After the presentation, residents will have an opportunity to speak with staff from the Ministry and to ask questions.

    For program guidelines, forms and eligibility information, visit Ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance.

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  • Welcome to the 2019 Flood Q&A page

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    27 May 2019

    We hope you will find the resources on this Q&A page helpful and that you will experience many opportunities to engage with us on matters that are most important to you.

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