The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority said this morning if levels continue to drop, the Sixth Street Dam may be open within the next 24 hours. Water levels are not expected to drop below flood levels until later this week.

Officials are still urging caution around waterways and flooded areas and streets due to slippery banks and swift current.

Residents who have left their homes and are considering returning need to ensure their street is open and utilities are operational. For information on contacting utilities call 519-360-1998 or the utilities directly.

As water levels continues to drop, officials are reminding residents to take precautions if water entered their home or business.

Cleaning up after a flood

https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/HealthyLivingAndSafety/Documents/Cleaning%20up%20after%20a%20Flood-FactSheet_v2.pdf

Flood Cleanup Prevent Mould Growth

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/first-nation/care-for-your-home/mould/upload/flood-cleanup-first-nation.pdf

Eat Safe Food

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/pdf/flyer-eatsafefood.pdf

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For more information contact

Media Contact:

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624

519-355-4060

jimbl@chatham-kent.ca