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Madawaska Valley

Flood Notice

MAYOR’S MESSAGE - May 12, 2017

If you have sandbagged your property, please leave them in place for now.  Information on the disposal of sandbags will be available later next week.  Unused sandbags can be returned to the municipal office.  Tipping fees will be waived on flood damaged household items and materials taken to the Bark Lake landfill during regular waste site hours on May 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th and June 3rd.  The regular fee will apply to appliances containing Freon.  Please note that residents bringing in flood damaged items will be asked for their name, 911 address and phone number.

Crooked slide Park is closed until further notice.  The municipal docks at Combermere and Barry’s Bay are unavailable at this time and the status of both public boat launches is “Use at own risk”.  The high water has caused a number of large trees, private docks and other objects to float off into the lakes and waterways.  Boaters should use caution as debris may be floating just below the water surface. 

All residents in waterlogged areas need to be aware that septic systems and wells could become compromised in these conditions.  Water testing bottles from the Renfrew County District Health Unit are available at Lorraine’s Pharmasave in Barry’s Bay.  Drinking water containers can be filled for free using the outdoor tap on the municipal office at 85 Bay St. in Barry’s Bay.

For up to date information visit the municipal website and Facebook page or listen to 106.5 MooseFM and check out the Facebook pages of the Valley Gazette and MooseFM. 



Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians: Application Form (pdf)

Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians: Program Guidelines (pdf)

Disaster Recovery Assistance Info Sheet (pdf)

Disaster Recovery Speical Provisions for Low Income Households (pdf)

Ottawa Citizen Article - May 9, 2017 - "Your house has been flooded? Here's how to get assistance for it" (pdf)

Steps Well Owners Need to Take After a Flood (pdf)

Keeping Food Safe After a Flood (pdf)

Flood Safety for Propane Users (pdf)

Caring for Your Well During and After a Flood (pdf)

Red Cross Guide to Flood Recovery (pdf)

Red Cross Direct Financial Assistance (pdf)


Quick Links

Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Disaster Relief Program

Renfrew County and District Health Unit

Emergency Management Ontario:

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry