On Sunday April 28th, members from Station 2 and Station 3 of North Stormont’s Fire Service provided on ground assistance for the ongoing flood crisis along the Ottawa River. Members helped fill sand bags as well as provided support, along with the Armed Forces, to move sand bags to affected residences.
“I can say that today was absolutely an eye opening experience to the damage and the urgency of the situation as the water levels continue to rise,’ stated Fire Chief Dan Gauvin.
As flood waters continue to rise and are expected to peak mid-week, volunteers are still needed to assist with sandbagging efforts. The City of Ottawa continues to put out the call for volunteers. More information on how you can volunteer is available at the City’s website.
“The efforts put forth by our Fire Service to assist our neighbouring communities during a time of emergency speaks volumes. On behalf of Council, we want to thank those who volunteered their time and continue to volunteer their time to assist in flood relief efforts,” said Mayor Jim Wert.
All photos including those on the Township’s Facebook page are provided by Chief Gauvin.