WCDR to host flood preparedness meeting

CONSTANCE BAY – West Carleton Disaster Relief (WCDR) will host a meeting April 4 to gauge West Carleton’s riverside communities and their readiness for the 2020 spring freshet.

“In collaboration with Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, WCDR is hosting a 2020 Spring Freshet public meeting,” the WCDR released in a statement. “All Ward 5 West Carleton residents who are potentially vulnerable to Ottawa River flooding are encouraged to attend and hear first-hand from the experts the latest information on the 2020 flood risk, best practices and what you can expect from various agencies this spring.”

WCDR has been recently going door-to-door in West Carleton communities affected by last year’s historic flooding. WCDR director of flood relief Heather Lucente recently told West Carleton Online she was surprised how many residents “are really struggling from last year’s flood. The WCDR wants to ensure West Carleton residents are on the forefront of preparedness for this year’s freshet.

Residents will have an opportunity after the presentations to visit information tables to obtain additional information.

The meeting will be Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at the NorthWind Wireless Fibre Centre (262 Len Purcell Dr.)

“Presentations will start promptly at 2 p.m., seating is limited please arrive early,” the WCDR said. “Please visit westcarletonrelief.ca we will be updating details on the website as they become available.”