Flood waters receding in Midwestern Ontario
There's some good news for residents of Midwestern Ontario, ravaged by flooding, it appears the worst is over.
While there were concerns for more flooding early Saturday morning, the water has crested in communities like Wingham and Blyth, downstream from Harriston, which saw the worst of the flooding.
Officials will monitor conditions over the weekend.
Although a Flood Warning remains in place for the North Maitland, Little Maitland and Lower Maitland River watersheds.
Along the Lower Maitland River, water levels are rising as the flood water makes its way through the system. The Flood Warning for the Lower Maitland River is expected to remain in place until 12 p.m. on Monday.
In Harriston, which saw over 170 mm of rain in 7 hours Thursday night, the cleanup continues.
All homeowners evacuated by the flood waters -- aside from those in the Harriston trailer park -- are being allowed home.
Only one road remains closed in town. However, there is a boil water advisory in effect for Harriston as a result. Residents impacted by the advisory can pick up bottled water at the Harriston Firehall.
A plan for waste and garbage collection is being formulated as many Harriston residents have wet basements to clean out.
Here are some rainfall amounts in millimetres from 8 a.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday:
MOUNT FOREST: 159
MONO CENTRE: 101
POINT PETRIE: 100
TORONTO BUTTONVILLE AIRPORT: 52
TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT: 40.4