Flooding Information

On May 7th, 2017,  the City went into Activated Emergency Operations in response to what has become a historic flood. The predicted rainfall for this weekend has taken place and we expect peak water levels to happen late Sunday or early Monday. The City is working closely with the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board to monitor the situation.

The total number of properties that have been impacted is approximately 300. The main locations of flooding in the city include: Britannia, Cumberland, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour, and MacLarens Landing.

In response to the anticipated higher water levels, we have established on-site incident command centres at the three primary flooding locations:

  • Cumberland: Fire vehicle located at the corner of Morin Road and Phillip Road
  • Constance Bay: Paramedic vehicle located at 262 Len Purcell Drive
  • Britannia: Paramedic vehicle located at the corner of Jamieson Street and Kehoe Street


If you want to volunteer to help with the flooding efforts, you can register online (https://ottawa.ca/en/register-volunteer-flooding-efforts)    or in person at one of the Incident Command Centres. City staff will coordinate the volunteer support throughout the incident and recovery period over the coming weeks. 

For update to date information please check out the City's Emergency Flooding Information page.

City of Ottawa is hosting flooding information sessions.

 ‎The City of Ottawa will host information sessions for residents affected by the spring flooding.

In attendance will be representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and Environmental Services Department and the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, which is responsible for the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program.

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time and locations:    

·        1 – 2 p.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C and D, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue

·        3:30 – 4:30 p.m. R.J. Kennedy Arena, Main Hall, 1115 Dunning Road, Cumberland

·        2 west end locations pending, including one on Wednesday May 10. These are being confirmed

A session will be filmed by staff and put on ottawa.ca. 

Information about the province’s Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program is available at Ontario.ca/disasterassistance.