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Flood outlook issued by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

On Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement, saying heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday night, with local rainfall accumulations in the range of 50 to 75 millimetres. Courtesy: Heather Elless

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority issued a flood outlook on Wednesday, saying that rain may result in flooding of low-lying areas.

On Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement, saying heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday night, with local rainfall accumulations in the range of 50 to 75 millimetres.

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“All watercourses in our area will experience higher than normal water levels and flows,” the local conservation authority says.

“As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges.”

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s weather conditions statement is in effect through Thursday.

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Children are advised to say away from all watercourses.

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