Mayor Watson says more than 300 homes in Ottawa affected by flooding
Mayor Jim Watson provide Ottawa flood update
From Cumberland to Constance Bay and Britannia in between, 310 homes have been affected by flooding in Ottawa.
Mayor Jim Watson provided an update on flooding in the capital with the majority of homes affected in the West Carleton area.
That area includes the Constance Bay neighbourhood as residents scramble to save homes and cottages on Bayview Road.
75 families throughout Ottawa have been displaced by floods.
Mayor Watson spent Monday afternoon touring the flood zone in Cumberland, east of downtown, with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Watson says the city remains on high alert and insists there's no need for Ottawa to declare a state of emergency.
The Mayor says Ottawa is a large city with enough resources and financial capicity to deal with flood relief and assistance.
The City of Ottawa has scheduled information sessions on Tuesday to assist flood victims.
The sessions will be held at :
- Nepean Sportsplex 1pm
- R.J Kennedy Arena Cumberland 3:30 pm
- West Carleton Community Complex 6:30 pm
And Wednesday May 9th, 2017 at:
- Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre Woodlawn 6:30 pm
The city says it will need volunteers to help assist flood victims for several more weeks.
May 9 recovery info session for Britannia area residents affected by #Ottflood. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C & D, 1-2 pm, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue— City of Ottawa (@ottawacity) May 8, 2017