Thunderstorms Could Cause Flooding in Brampton
With severe thunderstorms in the forecast for Halton and Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills), residents should note that some flooding is possible in certain areas.
Environment Canada recently announced that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Severe thunderstorms are possible late this morning and afternoon.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) says that while flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, increased runoff due to thunderstorms may result in the flooding of watercourses. Flooding is also possible in urban areas.
CVC says local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.
The public is urged to stay away from all watercourses.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed.
The watershed conditions statement for water safety will be in effect through today (July 11) or until further notice.