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Alerts for: Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake

Warnings

10:43 PM EDT Wednesday 22 September 2021
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Plevna - Sharbot Lake - Western Lanark County
  • Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

Heavy rain is expected.

Significant rainfall expected through Friday morning.

Rainfall amounts of 60 to 90 mm are expected by early Friday morning with a few localities possibly exceeding 100 mm.

This widespread rainfall event is due to a cold front and a moisture laden low pressure system that will arrive from the American Mid-west.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away. Don't approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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