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Health Unit issues high water warning

SIMCOE, ON, DEC. 17, 2008 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is cautioning residents to keep children and pets away from all waterways at this time as a result of high water levels.

“Recent snowfall combined with heavy rain and warmer temperatures has caused waterways, such as the Grand River, to increase their flows,” said Healthy Environment Program Coordinator Glen Steen.

“Major flooding is not expected, but the water levels are expected to be high for the next few days. With the water being cold and banks slippery, residents need to take extra care around waterways. Avoid them if possible.”

For more information on river flows and reservoir levels, visit www.grandriver.ca and click “Today’s Conditions” and “River Data.”

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Media Contact:
Glen Steen, Program Coordinator
Healthy Environment Team
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
519-426-6170 Ext. 3204