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Cedar Crest Beach Update #19

Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Update # 19

Cedar Crest Beach Flooding

Issued: May 25, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.

 Clarington/-More than 4,000 sandbags have been placed around numerous homes in the Cedar Crest Beach area today. Staff from Clarington Emergency and Fire Services, Clarington Operations crews, Region of Durham Works staff, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNR) crews, students from Durham College Pre-service Education and Training program have been working all day to build sandbag walls around area homes that have been battling floodwaters from Lake Ontario.

Crews are wrapping up their efforts for the day. Close to 100 staff from Clarington Fire and Clarington Operations worked tirelessly today to create sandbag walls around the perimeter of over around 20 homes in the area. Clarington crews were joined by around ten staff from Durham Region, nine MNR staff members and numerous Durham college students. MNR staff will return tomorrow to fill more sandbags. To date, the Municipality has used approximately 20,000 sandbags in its efforts to assist residents.

The Municipality of Clarington is making shower facilities available to residents at the Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre. The address is 49 Liberty Street North in Bowmanville. Residents can also call 905-623-3392. Shower facilities will be available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Red Cross will return to the area over the weekend to check on residents and hand out more water. The Region of Durham Health Department will be providing residents water sample bottles for bacteriological testing; residents are encouraged to have their private well water tested. Residents should also check their septic tanks and if they’re full, have them pumped. The Region of Durham has comprehensive information on its website regarding flooding and private well water contamination as well as information about private sewage systems and flooding.

The Municipality of Clarington would like to thank all community partners for their assistance, including the Salvation Army for providing more than 900 meals and over 300 cases of bottled for residents and crews on-site.

The Municipality will continue to issue updates through our website and social media as needed.

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Media Contact:
Basia Radomski
Communications Manager
905-213-5230

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