BRACEBRIDGE CALLING IN THE CANADIAN FORCES

Apr 28, 2019

By Gavin Day

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There are a few dry days on the horizon in flooded parts of the Muskoka but they’re not out of the woods just yet.

Rain is forecast to return by the middle of the week, which could only make record flooding worse in the picturesque part of Ontario. With that in mind, the town government in Bracebridge has asked for support from the Canadian Forces.

60 reserve members out of Toronto arrived into Bracebridge today to help fill sandbags and provide transportation as the town tries to get an upper hand on the still rising waters.

The town is hopeful the next few days will allow water levels to drop a bit before the next round of rain.

Some late snow Saturday ended up being a bit of a help to operations there. The snow helped to absorb some of the rising water.

15 roads in the Bracebridge area have been closed and people with cottages are still being advised to stay away until the situation improves.

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