Emergency declared as Ottawa River level breaks record

Ottawa, The Canadian Pembroke city, 150 kilometers northwest of Ottawa, declared a state of emergency as Ottawa River levels broke a nearly 60-year-old record, reaching a height of 113.68 meters, one centimeter higher than the previous record set in 1960, CBC news reported on Sunday.

A supervisor at the City, Chris Mantha, said more volunteers are needed to help with sandbagging efforts as 26 homes have been impacted by floodwaters.

“About 800 Canadian soldiers are helping to prepare sandbag walls helping in hard-hit areas northwest of Ottawa, and to protect critical infrastructure, as well as support residents as floodwaters rise,” he added.

Source: Jordan News Agency