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HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED | BELLEVILLE ONTARIO & SURROUNDING AREAS


Today we will see A LOT more rain the usual in the Belleville Area. This will also affect several areas nearby. Environment Canada issued a "Special Weather Statement" at 1:22pm today. It reads the following:


Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Belleville

  • Consecon

  • Eastern Northumberland County

  • Frontenac Islands

  • Kingston

  • Madoc

  • Napanee

  • Odessa

  • Picton

  • Quinte West

  • Sandbanks Park

  • South Frontenac

  • Stirling

  • Sydenham

  • Tamworth

  • Tweed


" Locally heavy rainfall today. Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms with local rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are expected. Upgrades to Rainfall Warnings may be required. Heavy downpours can cause water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying and urban areas is possible. For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm."


Please when out and about today folks take extra time when planning your trips, everyone wants to arrive at their destination safely and with such a large amount of rain being expected in our area, the roads will be wet and slippery. Pay extra attention when driving to other drivers' actions and use extreme caution in hazardous conditions with reduced visibility.


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