SIX NATIONS — As can be seen from the roadside, the Grand River has overflowed and flooded areas of Six Nations. An update on the flooding was released by Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday morning which included due precaution warnings: “The road closures and flooding are currently still in place on 4th
SIX NATIONS — As can be seen from the roadside, the Grand River has overflowed and flooded areas of Six Nations.
An update on the flooding was released by Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday morning which included due precaution warnings:
“The road closures and flooding are currently still in place on 4th Line Rd within the Six Nations Community,” wrote they Facebook page.
“The flood waters are now starting to slowly recede in the Six Nations area but significant flooding is expected to continue until at least tomorrow.
Yesterday firefighters did again go door to door in the flooded area of the community to check on residents who decided to shelter in place.
Today Firefighters will be assisting some of the residents who have been stuck in the flooded area with obtaining food and attending medical appointments.
4th Line Rd between Seneca Road and Mohawk Road as well as 4th Line Road between Mohawk Road and the Boundary Line continue to be closed by the Six Nations Public Works Department due to flooding from the Grand River.
In land flooding is also still occurring at a number of residence within the Six Nations community due to the large amount of rainfall across the entire region over this past weekend.
All weekend we have been monitoring the flood waters as per the flood warnings which we have received from the Grand River Conservation Authority.
The weekends weather event produced the highest January rainfall on record for this part of the province.
Flows in the Grand River have been similar to those experienced during the June 2017 flood event.
Water levels in the Grand River are expected to remain high in the Six Nations area today and during the overnight hours and will be high enough over the roadways in some effected areas to make it impassable.
Please do not ignore the road closure signs.
Saturday evening a motorist attempted to drive through the flood waters and was pulled into the ditch by the flood waters but thankfully was not pulled into the Grand River. Thankfully no injuries occurred as a result of that incident.
Currently we still have significant high current flows in the river. Please avoid flooded areas.
Even six inches of fast moving floodwater can knock you off your feet, and a depth of 12 inches can float your car.
Never try to walk, swim or drive through the water.
Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road. STOP. Turn around and go another way.
Keep children from playing in floodwaters or near culverts and storm drains.
Please stay away from the River as the current water flow is fast and could easily pull a person and/or vehicle into the river.”
As of Monday, which can be seen in the photos displayed, the Chiefswood Park gazebo, walkway bridges, Aka:we Canoe Club building and much of the area that hosts the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow was partly or fully submerged.