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City urges flood preparedness ahead of rainy forecast

The City of Kingston is urging residents who live in flood-prone areas to be prepared, as weather authorities are forecasting heavy rainfall for Kingston and the area. According to the City, the Cataraqui Reion Conservation Authority does not expect widespread flooding at this time, but The Weather Network is forecasting

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Flood watch issued by Cataraqui Conservation

Cataraqui Conservation has issued a flood watch for Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River due to elevated water levels. The flood watch was issued on Sunday, Apr. 12, 2020, and stated that, as higher than normal water levels persist, further increases are expected. According to the Cataraqui Region

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Utilities Kingston rolls out basement flooding prevention programs

The sun and rain have nearly wiped all traces of snow from Kingston and the area, which can only mean that spring is fast approaching. With that in mind, Utilities Kingston is once again offering the Preventative Plumbing Program offering financial assistance, as well as the Flood Facts public education

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Water main break closes section of King Street

A water main break has led to flooding on King Street in downtown Kingston on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The flooding began just after 12 p.m., and Utilities Kingston confirmed that the cause of the flooding was due to a water main break. Both Kingston Fire and Rescue and Utilities

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CRCA Flood Warning update: ‘water levels still very high’

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has updated its Flood Warning for Lake Ontario and The St. Lawrence River as of Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019. According to CRCA, the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.80 metres as of Sunday, Jul. 21,

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Record high outflows on the St. Lawrence River to provide flood relief

  Although St. Lawrence River water levels have peaked and are no longer rising, flooding will continue to affect Kingston and the Islands according to Rob Caldwell, Canadian Secretary of the International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Regulation Office. Water levels have been stable since Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019, Caldwell said. “During

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Strong wind warning in effect for eastern Lake Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a strong wind warning for eastern Lake Ontario, forecasting waves of up to two metres later today. Winds forecast for Friday, Jun. 14 to Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019 “Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 20 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday morning. Wind

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Kingston and area

  Kingston, Odessa, and the Frontenac Islands are at risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and in early evening, according to Environment Canada. “Thunderstorms are expected to develop over Eastern Ontario late this afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. As of mid afternoon, extensive cloud cover continues to

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Water levels predicted to peak in early June

  The water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are expected to peak in early June. The City is not anticipating widespread flooding at this time, the office of emergency management is advising residents in low-lying and flood prone areas along these shorelines to keep a close

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City, Utilities Kingston reminding public of services during heavy rainfall

  The public is advised to be aware of potential flood dangers and sewer overflows as Kingston continues to experience heavy rain with another 15 to 25 mm of rain forecast to fall on Kingston and area today and into Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

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City of Kingston: Localized flooding possible

  On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) issued a flood warning for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The warning forecasted higher than normal water levels, which could lead to flooding at the end of May. While the city of Kingston is not currently

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Environment Canada: Rainfall warning in effect for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Kingston and the area as of 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019. The warning is issued for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton and Sandbanks Park areas, and predicts a significant rainfall. “Rain, heavy at times, is expected to

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