Weather and Emergencies

Posted On Friday, November 15, 2019

Many waterfront property owners are considering restoration work as a result of high water levels causing shoreline erosion. The restoration work may require permits from the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).
The MNRF is providing a streamlined permit process for in-water work until December 31, 2019. Eligible projects include building new or expanding existing erosion control structures. For more information,...

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Posted On Thursday, November 07, 2019

Sandbagging 101UPDATE: The sandbag delivery was delayed due to the snow, but they are on the way and are expected around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon instead of 12:00 p.m.
The Municipality of Meaford has sand and sandbags available for residents to prevent flooding of waterfront homes.
Following last week’s October 31 st storm, many shoreline areas in the Municipality of Meaford experienced significant erosion, leaving homes and buildings closer to the water’s edge and potentially...

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Posted On Monday, November 04, 2019

David Johnson Picnic TablesDue to high water levels and waves experienced along the shores of Georgian Bay on Thursday October 31, Memorial Park, Fred Raper Park, and David Johnston Park have seen substantial damage and areas have been closed.
During last week’s Halloween storm, as much as 10 feet of shoreline disappeared overnight in areas at David Johnston and Memorial Park. Parts of the retaining wall at Memorial Park are now listing at approximately 30 degrees. Fred Raper Park was the hardest...

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Posted On Thursday, October 17, 2019

LakesideAveOct17 Update October 18, 3:40 p.m. - Bayfield Street from Sykes Street to Collingwood Street has now been reopened.
Lakeside Avenue from Eliza Street to Aiken Street, and Aiken Street from Lakeside Avenue to Grant Avenue remain closed.
October 17, 9:30 a.m. - Due to flooding and concerns with erosion caused by excessive waves, the following roads have been closed, allowing local traffic only:
Lakeside Avenue from Eliza Street to Aiken Street
Aiken Street from...

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Posted On Friday, August 09, 2019

Shoreline erosion along Georgian BayWater levels in Georgian Bay are reaching an all-time high, and are causing erosion issues along some areas of the shoreline in the Municipality of Meaford. Even where things may may look stable, they could be compromised from underneath due to the waves and high water.
Please take extra care when enjoying Meaford's waterfront and stay back from the shore line in eroded areas.

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