FLOOD WATCH ISSUED

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Watch for the Lakehead Region including: City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah and the Townships of O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies and Dorion.

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The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that the area has received 25 to 50 millimetres of precipitation over the past several days. An additional 20 to 40 millimetres is forecasted over the next 24 hours and there is the potential for thunderstorms producing up to 50 to 75 millimetres of precipitation. Localized thunderstorms may also occur which could result in higher amounts in some areas.

Short duration high intensity rainfall can result in localized ponding in low-lying areas and rivers to rise quickly.

A Flood Watch is issued when the assessed conditions indicate that the potential for flooding exists.

The public is advised to pay attention to local forecasts, exercise caution in and around area waterways and remove stored items adjacent to stream banks to higher ground.

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Authority Staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program.

This message will remain in effect until 12 p.m. Tuesday July 3, 2018 unless updated earlier.

Source: Lakehead Region Conservation Authtority

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