‘One in a 100 year type flood': Ontario communities hit by flooding hope worst now over

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HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — Central Ontario communities hit hard by flooding are hoping the worst is now over, and that the job of repairing the extensive damage can soon begin.

Seven communities in Ontario cottage country declared states of emergency as they grappled with flooding that submerged roads and forced dozens of people to evacuate waterlogged homes.

Huntsville Mayor Claude Doughty says he hopes the floodwaters crested last night and that the situation will stabilize.

He adds, however, that it will take months, and millions of dollars, to repair the damage to roads in his community.

Tyler Anderson/National Post

Tyler Anderson/National Post

Flooding along the major rivers has peaked, though water levels are still quite high, said Jolanta Kowalski, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Natural Resources.

“My understanding is that this is record levels in a number of locations,” she said. “They’re calling it the one in a 100 year type flood.”

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