Lighthouse Cove Bracing For Flooding

BlackburnNews.com file photo of an ice jam at the mouth of the Thames River.

Residents in the Lighthouse Cove area of Lakeshore are getting ready to deal with lots of water.

Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain says residents in the area have all been delivered notices warning of the flooding advisory from the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority. He says proactive measures are being taken.

“We’ve taken a number of loads of sand and put them out in the area that [residents] can use free of charge for sandbagging and we’ve made sandbags available free of charge,” says Bain. “With the disasterous winter that we’ve had as far as the depth of frost going into the ground, the depth of the ice that’s out there, it makes the possibility of flooding certainly more severe.”

Sandbags can be picked up from Monday through to Friday from 7:30am-3:30pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 8am-12pm at the Stoney Point Treatment Plant.