Heavy rain results in more flooding to local areas, affects sporting events
The Salmon River washed over Lorne Street Sunday as heavy rains caused the river to breach its dikes in several locations where they had been damaged by a flood two weeks ago. Sunday's flooding forced the closure of several roads throughout Colchester County. Matt Veno – Truro Daily News
TRURO - More problematic areas of Truro flooded on Sunday after another 35 mm of rain poured down on the area.
That, in addition to heavy rain throughout Saturday as well. Yet again, rivers breached the dikes that were already compromised from more than 100 mm of rain two weeks ago today. And floodplain areas again went underwater. Some Truro streets were closed early in the day, including a portion of East Queen, a section of Young Street heading towards Truro Road, and Marshland, Park, Lorne, Normandy and North streets. The subway from Truro to Bible Hill was also closed early Sunday.
Provincial emergency management officials were on standby and in the area to deliver any help needed. However, Robert Levine, Colchester County's emergency measures organization's co-ordinator, told the Truro Daily News that the local Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO) was able to handle the flooding.
"We have been able to handle it and the water was receding," by late afternoon and suppertime, Levine said.
In addition, some local roads were beginning to reopen by 5 p.m., including East Queen and a portion on Young Street south to the Truro Road past the old landfill towards Hilden. Levine estimated the subway going into Bible Hill from Truro was also expected to reopen early Sunday evening.
Levine did, however, caution that even though the flooding wasn't as "widespread or dramatic" as it was two weeks ago, it was still taken seriously.
Officials were also monitoring the flooding situation throughout the evening after high tide came in at about 7 p.m.
Provincial and municipal experts will continue to gather information this week in preparation for a meeting with Premier Darrell Dexter, Truro Bible Hill MLA Lenore Zann, municipal leaders and other officials. Also, work to repair a berm on the North River will begin as soon as conditions are safe, which could be as early as today.