GIS tool that maps flood vulnerability available online

(Gazette file photo)

 

SARAH WILLIAMS

STAFF WRITER

 

With 2020 poised to usher in high water levels, the County of Prince Edward has made an online geographic information systems (GIS) tool available that can be used to show areas of potential vulnerability to flooding.

High water on Weller’s Bay in 2019. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

The tool, which was used at the recent flood preparation open house, is for information purposes only. It will provide practical, location-specific information, with the objective being to inform those who may be at risk for high water levels.

If you live or operate a business in a vulnerable area, you are encouraged to start preparing. The municipality  has posted a list of flood prevention products and services on their flood watch website.

Currently, the municipality is working to prepare for flooding. The Emergency Control Group is meeting on a regular basis to monitor the situation and put plans in place.

Regular updates will be provided on the County flood watch webpage and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter).

You can sign up for email updates by emailing communications@pecounty.on.ca.

To visit the County’s flood watch webpage, please visit: http://www.thecounty.ca/county-government/emergency-services/flood-watch/

For a link to the GIS tool, please visit: https://pec.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=83ef0fee4ba344fa8ec18f48ae84ff0e

And, for an instructional video on how to use this tool, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdnoU0Jgh_Y&feature=youtu.be