Environment Canada warns of flooding as heavy rain forecasted
Flooding could be a problem again for some areas of the HalifaxRegional Municipality with heavy rains forecast beginning Monday nightand continuing through Tuesday morning.
Flooding could be a problem again for some areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality with heavy rains forecast beginning Monday night and continuing through Tuesday morning.
A heavy rainfall warning was issued Monday by Environment Canada with between 25 and 40 millimeters of rain expected along the Atlantic coast, and lesser amounts inland.
With river levels already high from heavy rains and melting snow late last week, there is a strong possibility of localized flooding in low-lying areas.
The provincial government's Emergency Management Office issued the warning for residents to urge caution in preparing for flooding, and the cleanup afterwards.
"If we get the numbers they're talking about, it could certainly cause some problems," said Steve Smith of the province's transportation department.
On Saturday, residents in and around Davis Drive in Beaver Bank awoke to flooding caused from rain, melting snow and a beaver dam. Roads in Beaver Bank, Enfield, Oakfield and Hantsport were also damaged. Flooding was also reported in several other parts of the province.