State of Emergency lifted in Bracebridge
Lookout at Muskoka River (Remy Smith, MyMuskokaNow.com)
The state of emergency is over in Bracebridge.
Mayor Graydon Smith lifted the Emergency Declaration for the Town of Bracebridge that had been declared under the Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act, originally declared on April 24, 2019. Although some areas of the community remain flooded and several roads are still impacted, this action signals that the flood conditions are continuing to drop and that the community is moving into a coordinated recovery process.
As part of the recovery process, the town had partnered with the Red Cross to offer registration to the victims of flooding. To register please call the Canadian Red Cross toll free at 1-800-863-6582.
Anyone that wishes to make donations can take them to the municipal office 1000 Taylor Court during regular business hours or online on the Town of Bracebridge website. Donors will receive a tax receipt for their contribution. Donations made through the Town of Bracebridge will ensure that all funds remain local and are distributed to those households impacted in Bracebridge.
To assist Bracebridge property owners with clean-up resulting from the 2019 flood emergency, the Town will be issuing one Waste Disposal Voucher per property to provide no-charge disposal of flood-damaged waste at the Rosewarne Transfer Station during operating hours. The voucher is valid to dispose of up to one half-ton and single-axle trailer load of flood-related debris.
For more information please see the Town’s 2019 Flood webpage. Filled sandbags can be dropped off at the Rosewarne Transfer Station during operating hours, at no cost – no voucher required.
Staff in the Building Services Branch will be inspecting properties that have been affected by flooding by request. Please contact 705-645-6319 ext. 236 and leave a message with your property address, nature of your issue (septic or structure) and when someone would be available on site to meet staff once the water has receded.
Individuals whose property was impacted by flooding resulting in their hydro service being shut off are reminded to contact the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) at 1-877-372-7233 or a qualified electrician to arrange an inspection to ensure that service can be restored.