The Timmins Flood Advisory Committee has upgraded the current Flood
Watch to a Flood Warning for the Mattagami River. A Flood Warning message serves as
notification to the public that flooding is about to occur.

The water levels on the Mattagami River are continuing to rise in response to the warm weather,
precipitation and associated snow melt. The exact extent of the flooding is difficult to predict at
this time and will depend on the weather. Everyone living near the Mattagami River is
encouraged to monitor the conditions that are developing.

Unsecured material and equipment should be removed from shorelines of area lakes and rivers as
water elevations continue to rise. Residents should also be prepared with a household emergency
plan should a flood emergency be declared. Parents are asked to let their children know about the
dangers of playing in and around lakes, rivers and streams.

The Flood Committee continues to meet on a regular basis to review watershed conditions and
forecasts. Further updates will be issued in the coming days as conditions change.

Residents can visit the MRCA website at www.mattagamiregion.ca for the latest information on watershed
conditions and public advisories or to sign up for flood notifications via email.

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