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4/15/2008

Massive Floods in Ontario, After Record Snowfalls

Breaking Earth News
Ontario, Canada

Flooding is happening all over Ontario after record snowfalls, officials assure frustrated local flooding victims

Little Lake flooding too now, high water also at Young's Point, Katchewanooka Lake, Stony Lake


FLOODING MAKES RESIDENTS FEEL STRANDED
'Nobody is going to help us, absolutely nobody'

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Ian and Phyllis Phaure wade in front of their home in Peterborough, April 14, 2008, where water levels along the Otonabee River keep rising because of the spring runoff.


Apr 15, 2008 04:30 AM

Staff Reporter

Sitting on her front deck with floodwater climbing 60 centimetres up the side of her Peterborough-area home, Phyllis Phaure felt totally abandoned.

"I feel very alone, very frustrated and very, very angry," she said yesterday. "The municipality isn't going to help us, the provincial government, the federal government, nobody is going to help us, absolutely nobody."

With massive flooding of the Otonabee River in south Peterborough this past week, Phaure and some of her neighbours on Greenwood Rd. are in the same boat, facing evacuation but with no place to go.

This is the fourth time this year these residents near the river's edge have been asked to evacuate because of dangerous water levels.

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