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Councillor Andrew Younger, District 6, East Dartmouth - The Lakes, Warns of Possible Flooding as a Result of Storm Forecasted for Saturday
(Thursday, September 15, 2005) Councillor Andrew Younger, East Dartmouth - The Lakes, is calling on the Province of Nova Scotia and residents to be ready for potential flooding in the upcoming storm, which is forecast for Saturday, September 17th. Environment Canada has indicated that rainfall amounts may be within the range of 70 mm to 100 mm.
Councillor Younger is particularly concerned about the possibility of silt runoff from the Hwy. 118 construction site and is calling on the Province to take measures to ensure Lake Micmac and Lake Charles, as well as Shubie Park, are protected. "We had serious siltation problems during the spring rainfalls", says Councillor Younger, "and we need to take every measure possible to ensure this does not happen again".
Councillor Younger is also concerned about many residents in his district. Portions of District 6 have chronic flooding problems and, while HRM is working to alleviate some of these problems, this work is expected to continue for another few years. All residents who have experienced flooding recently, or who have a sump pump in their basement, are encouraged to ensure they are in working order, prior to Saturday’s storm.
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Councillor Andrew Younger
District 6, East Dartmouth - The Lakes