City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties
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City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations.

For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh.

The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week.

Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020.

The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents

As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags.

While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.

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