FLOOD UPDATE #4 - February 21-8:30PM 

For Immediate Release
2/21/2018 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Director, Communications & Community Engagement 
Phone: 519-759-4150 

BRANTFORD ON - Due to ongoing flooding conditions and risks of further flooding overnight, the evacuation call for the following areas will remain in effect until at least 12:00 PM noon on Thursday, February 22nd. Notice of when the evacuation is lifted will be shared by the City midday Thursday.

  • Holmedale
  • Old West Brant (surrounding Princess Anne Park and Cockshutt Park in areas encompassing Mount Pleasant Street to the River)
  • Eagle Place

DETAILED MAP OF EVACUATION AREA

February 21, 2018 - Flood Detour Map

The following 2 Evacuation Centres will remain open overnight and throughout the duration of the evacuation.

Woodman Community Centre
491 Grey St, Brantford, ON N3S 7L7

OR

Assumption College Gynasium
257 Shellard’s Lane

Pets can be brought to the evacuation centres where they will be picked up and sheltered by the Brant SPCA.

The following closures will remain in effect until further notice:

PRIMARY ROADS

  • Gilkinson Street
  • Ballantyne Drive to Daubiny Park
  • River Road & Birkett’s Lane (Erie Ave to Baldwin Ave)
  • Lorne Bridge
  • Veterans Memorial Parkway

Click for a FULL LIST OF STREET CLOSURES

The above referenced road closures and detour will be in effect until further notice.

BUILDINGS/TRAILS

  • All City Trails along the River
  • TB Costain
  • Market Centre Parkade
  • Childs Paradise Too daycare centre
  • Eagle Place Community Centre
  • 1 Sherwood Drive
  • Entry to D’Aubigny Park
  • Brantford Charity Casino
  • Eagle Place Community Centre
  • Woodman Centre for regular programming

BUS ROUTES

  • Routes #5 and #6 have been suspended until further notice
  • Route #1 is currently being detoured

Click for updated emergency bus route information

IMPACTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN EVACUATION AREA

  • Agnes Hodge
  • Bellview
  • Ecole Dufferin
  • Lansdown Costain
  • Princess Elizabeth
  • Joseph Brant Learning Centre & Education Centre

IMPACTED CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN EVACUATION AREA

  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Jean Vanier

Residents from the impacted areas are being asked to NOT to return to their homes until doing so is deemed safe by the City. Any resident requiring assistance with retrieval of pets or medication are asked to call the City of Brantford Contact Centre at 519-759-4150 so that appropriate services will be redirected accordingly.

Discontinuation of Union Gas and Brantford Power outages in impacted areas will remain in effect until the evacuation is lifted.

The City wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to our federal and provincial counterparts who are fully aware of the situation and offered a full host of resources and assistance as required.

The Ministry of Transportation will be onsite to assess structural soundness of the 3 road bridges impacted in the evacuation area as well as 2 pedestrian bridges. All will remain closed until further notice.

The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will continue to monitor the situation from Emergency Command overnight and updates will be shared as required on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca, and on the City’s primary social media accounts at:

facebook.com/CityofBrantford | @CityofBrantford

The City of Brantford Customer Contact Centre will remain open overnight to answer resident inquiries at 519-759-4150.

The City is very grateful for the outpouring of support from the community and neighbouring partners regarding those who would like to volunteer or make donations. City officials are currently managing the situation and will do an outreach to the public for volunteers if and when required.

IMPORTANT WARNINGS TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE

The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and, when combined with current weather conditions, pose a VERY serious hazard. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water bodies, which will be extremely unsafe as a result of the warming trend.

Updated flood messages will be issued as conditions develop and updated forecast information becomes available.

PLEASE AVOID THE IMPACTED AREA. The City is receiving reports that people are making their way to the area to get a look at the intensity of the flooding. Please stay away from the impacted area so that those impacted can be safely evacuated and first responders and emergency services can get to residents in need of assistance to evacuate.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE

CITY OF BRANTFORD FEBRUARY 21, 2018 FLOOD FAQ

MEDIA CONTACT:

Maria Visocchi
Director, Communications & Community Engagement | City of Brantford
Phone: 519-759-4150 ext. 5754 | Email: mvisocchi@brantford.ca