Burlington, Ont. – Aug. 5, 2014— The City of Burlington continues to respond to yesterday’s flood conditions, assessing damages and hazards, continuing road closures and performing repairs where possible.
“Meteorologists say Burlington received two months of rain in one day yesterday, which is an astonishing amount,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “I am proud of the work of our city staff and emergency responders. Parks and recreation staff, roads and parks maintenance staff, police, fire, ambulance and the utilities worked together on a holiday Monday to help bring things back to normal for many residents. The city continues those cleanup efforts today.”
Most city roads have been reopened following yesterday’s flooding in parts of Burlington. Guelph Line is closed from north of Dundas to No. 1 Sideroad.
The city’s roads and parks maintenance team encourages residents to stay away from creeks and parks during the cleanup after the flooding. Trees and other debris are being removed. It may take some time for the city to complete the cleanup.
Union Gas wants to let residents know that if they smell natural gas inside their homes, they should leave the house and call Union Gas at 1-877-969-0999. To report a natural gas emergency, contact Union Gas at 1-877-969-0999.
Residents can also call 311 to discuss health-related questions or concerns with a public health inspector at Halton’s health department.
Concerns about hydro
If residents have flooding in their homes and water levels are at or above the height of electrical outlets, contact Burlington Hydro at 1-877-310-4937 after hours or 905-332-1851 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to request a disconnection.
Burlington’s beaches will be posted as unsafe, pending the results of water quality testing. Halton Region monitors water quality on the city’s beaches. Check the region’s website at www.halton.ca/beaches for updates.
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