Milder Temperatures Increase Risk of Surface Flooding
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Milder Temperatures Increase Risk of Surface Flooding

While the City continues to clean up following last week’s snowfall, warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast for tomorrow will melt much of the snow, increasing the risk of possible surface flooding. 

Residents are being asked to join City of Windsor officials in checking catch basins and making sure they are clear. Blocked catch basins can lead to localized surface flooding.

There are also immediate steps residents can take around their homes to reduce the risk of surface flooding causing any foundation penetration, including;

  • Make sure eves troughs are unplugged and flowing properly
  • Make sure downspouts are free of ice and flowing away from foundation
  • Remove large amounts of snow from the foundation so water can flow away
  • Clear property catch basins from ice and snow

For more information on municipal services visit citywindsor.ca or call 311.

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