For further information on the Lake Ontario Flood Watch updates please visit: www.Ontario.ca/flooding
For up-to-date flood information and resources, please visit the CRCA's flood forecasting information webpage: www.CRCA.ca/flood
We will continue to update this page and social media as information becomes available.
The Flood handout provides information to help you stay up-to-date on efforts to deal with high water levels and help you respond in the event of flooding in your home or neighbourhood.
Road closures due to flooding
The following roads in the City of Kingston are currently completely closed or partially closed. Please choose an alternate route.
- Front Road at the bridge – one lane in each direction remains closed.
- Abbey Dawn Road, near Hwy #2 remains closed and will be closed until further notice.
- St. Lawrence Avenue – one lane closed
There are additional roads that are impacted by road flooding, they remain passable.
- The pedestrian walkway behind the Delta Hotel, with access off Clarence and Johnson Street has been closed due to high water levels.
- The pedestrian walkway behind 33 Ontario St. has been closed due to high water levels.
Kingston Transit riders: find the latest updates on the service alerts page
The City of Kingston has a limited number of sand bags available for the public. If residents have questions or concerns about their property, please contact the City of Kingston at 613-546-0000 for information about sand bags.
For information on filling sand bags and building a sand bag berm please visit CRCA website.
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is responsible for monitoring and issuing updates on water levels in the Kingston area. If you are looking for updates, please go to its website and scroll down to find the "Current Flood Status" and associated information.
Kingston Fire & Rescue/Emergency Management
Due to the significant rainfall currently occurring and forecasted to continue over the weekend, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is monitoring the rainfall and issues relating to community risk to life or property. KFR is receiving situational updates from the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA), the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre through the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, (OFMEM), the City's Public Works department and Utilities Kingston.
While widespread flooding for the Kingston area is not anticipated, we do expect some localized flooding as a result in some of the low lying areas. Kingston Fire & Rescue has not been experiencing an elevated demand for service related to any excess rainfall at this point.
Residents are encouraged to visit the City's Emergency Management page.
Entering a flooded basement could be hazardous! When in doubt, don't enter the flooded area until you are told it is safe by a qualified professional. Utilities Kingston offers these instructions on what to do if your basement has flooded. Report your flood or backup using this online reporting form or by calling Utilities Kingston at 613-546-0000.
Property Clean-up after a Flood
During the flood clean up, supervise children and pets and keep them out of the area until clean-up has been completed. Remember to always keep children within arm's reach in and around water.
Replace sand in sandboxes and clean any play structures that may have been contaminated.
Till garden beds. Do not consume any produce from vegetable gardens impacted by flood water. After re-establishing garden beds, remember to always wash produce before consumption.
Properly remediate/clean-up any areas where fluids may have leaked from vehicles such as cars, boats, ATVs, etc.
Standing water can pose various health risks (e.g., pails, old tires, or other containers with water can become places where mosquitoes breed) and should be removed.
Large debris, construction materials and demolition waste that are too heavy or too large to be packaged with household trash will not be collected in regular garbage.
These items can be taken to any of the following waste transfer locations. Note a fee for disposal is typically charged based on weight.
- Progressive Waste Solutions, 1266 McAdoos Lane, 613-548-4428;
- Kimco Steel Sales Limited, 1325 John Counter Boulevard, 613-542-1822;
- Waste Management Canada, 62 St. Remy Place, 613-549-7401 extension 252;
- Westendorp Disposal, 1709 Westbrook Road, 613-384-8555.
Items that are recyclable can be placed in grey or blue boxes with other household recyclables for curbside pickup. More information on blue boxes, grey boxes, household hazardous waste, the Kingston and Area Recycling Centre; electronic waste; tires; and scrap metal can be found on the City's recycling page.
KFL&A Public Health
Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood, as well as how to restore your home as soon as possible to protect your health.
Electrical Safety Authority
Find out more about flood safety information from the Electrical Safety Authority website.
Flood Facts and Tips
Any basement is at risk of flooding, even if it's never happened before. Review these Utilities Kingston Flood Facts to find out how you can help protect your property.
Install Preventative Plumbing with Financial Assistance from Utilities Kingston
Even if you've never had a problem, you could qualify for up to $3,000 to install preventative plumbing to protect your property from basement flooding and sewer back-ups. Review Utilities Kingston's page to learn more and apply today.
Ministry of Natural Resources
Visit the provinces website for the latest Flood Forecasting and Warning Program information.
Ministry of Transportation
Read some tips on driving in bad weather.