State of Emergency Declared in Chatham-Kent

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, February 26, 2018

The community of Chatham-Kent is under a state of emergency due to flooding.

Hundreds of residents have been asked to voluntarily leave their homes on Friday.

The flooding is a combination of rain, warmer temperatures, and melting snow.

The Thames River flows west 273 kilometres through southwestern Ontario, from the Town of Tavistock westward through the cities of Woodstock, London and Chatham to Lighthouse Cove on Lake St. Clair.

Its drainage basin is 5,825 square kilometres.

The Team

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