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Flooding is a natural hazard that can happen at any time of year.  Although flash floods do occur, typically, weather forecasts can predict rain or quick thaw events and there is often an opportunity to take action to protect yourself and your property. 

Flooding can pose many negative consequences for communities, including:
• population displacement
• disruption of critical infrastructure
• business interruption 
• output loss due to capital damage and displacement of workers
• threats to physical health 

In order to prepare residents in the event of a flood or high-water incident, the municipality has indexed the following flood resources.

Go to Information on Flood Warnings
Go to Information on Sandbags
Go to Information on Disaster Relief Assistance Program

Flood Warnings
For up to date flooding information, Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River water levels and forecasts please visit the CRCA’s flood forecasting and information page at

For further information on the Lake Ontario Watershed Conditions Statement visit

Sand bags will be available for Loyalist Township Residents beginning on May 1, 2020.  if you require sand bags before May 1, 2020, contact the Odessa Fire Station at 613-386-7351. 

Sand bags can be collected and filled at:
the County Road 6 Sand Dome (748 County Road 6)

and on Amherst Island at:
the Roads Garage (955 Stella 40 Foot Rd.)

The CRCA website also includes contact information for sandbag distributors along with video instructions on how to properly install a sandbag berm.

Applying for Disaster Recovery Assistance
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) is a program that can help you recover costs after a natural disaster.

Program Information
Program Guidelines