Rainfall Warning for Brockville and area

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Eastern Ontario is bracing for significant rainfall and possible flooding as remnants of Hurricane Beryl move through the region.

Forecasters at Environment Canada anticipate widespread rainfall totals ranging from 40 to 80 mm in the Brockville and Prescott areas, with localized amounts potentially exceeding these figures.

Torrential downpours associated with the system could result in rainfall rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour at times.

The precipitation is expected to begin on Wednesday morning or afternoon and continue into Thursday before tapering off.

While the exact track of the weather system remains uncertain, past similar events have shown the potential for rapid and intense rainfall, particularly in localized areas.

Residents are advised that conditions may vary widely across the region, with areas near the St. Lawrence River possibly experiencing higher rainfall amounts.

Concerns over flooding prompted officials to urge residents to monitor updates from local authorities, including Conservation Authorities and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Officials warn of potential hazards such as flash floods and water pooling on roads due to the heavy downpours. They advise drivers to exercise caution, reduce speed, and be prepared for reduced visibility during periods of heavy rain.

Conditions are expected to improve by Thursday as the weather system moves out of the area.


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