Flooding: Is your community at risk?
We’ve seen in the news, and in some cases our own backyards, how much damage flooding can do to a property. Flooding is caused by heavy rains, melting snow, ice jams, wind-related storm surges or dam failure.
Conservation authorities work to protect people and property from flooding through watershed-based programs. As it relates to flooding, conservation authorities have a role in all three of these elements – prevention, protection and emergency preparedness and response. Learn more about the role that the conservation authorities play in flood management from Conservation Ontario.
Did you know 94%* of people living in flood risk zones didn't know they were at risk? Get informed! Learn more about flood risk in your community by connecting with your local conservation authority:
Not sure which local conservation authority you should connect with? Click on the interactive map from Conservation Ontario to find out.
Interactive map of Ontario showing conservation authority boundaries
You can obtain a copy of an up-to-date regulation flood plain map by contacting your local conservation authority (TRCA or LSRCA).
Be prepared: Know what to do before, during and after a flood
Flooding can happen at any time. It’s important to know if your property is at risk of a flood and to have a plan in place for when it happens.
York Region and its municipal partners each have emergency preparedness programs and plans in place in case of flooding. However, it’s important that you take time to understand your risk and prepare for a flood emergency before it happens. Visit york.ca/beprepared to find out what you can do before, during and after a flood to prepare and protect yourself, your family and property.
*2017 study, Canadian Voices on Changing Flood Risk