Just before 5 am on Wednesday morning, the City of Brantford tweeted an alert for evacuation due to flooding.
By 5 am, the City had issued an immediate evacuation notice for residents.
“EMERGENCY NOTICE – Due to flood risk, the City has issued an immediate evacuation of Holmedale, Eagle Place & West Brant. Buses are available to help evacuate at Eagle Ave & Foster St., Baldwin & Erie Ave, Erie & Aberdeen Ave. Those requiring shelter can go to Woodman Comm. Centre,” tweeted the city.
And by 8 am, Brantford Police were going door to door to let residents know of the evacuation. While it wasn’t the entire city of Brantford, a large portion of it is under the evacuation order.
Those who live in the areas identified in the floodplain map attached are strongly urged to evacuate. @BrantfordPolice are going door to evacuate the following streets Foster, Cayuga, Aberdeen, Strathcona, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Ontario, Port, Eagle Ave, Robertson, Denver and Baldwin pic.twitter.com/j5AkP734QT
— City of Brantford (@CityofBrantford) February 21, 2018
The Grand River Conservation Authority issued a Flood Warning message for the City of Cambridge, Township of North Dumfries, Brant County and the City of Brantford.
“An ice jam upstream of Parkhill Dam released at approximately 2:00 am Wednesday morning. When this ice jam released it sent a surge of water downstream,” it said.
— Stephen (@letgojays77) February 21, 2018
Flooding on Grand River Ave pic.twitter.com/rdqh06TkVq
— Aubrey (@hotaubs) February 21, 2018