Natural Resources


Date: August 5, 2007

Location: Deer Lake



Latitude: 49° 10' 00" N

Longitude: 57° 26' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: CBC website, August 6, 2007

Parts of Deer Lake on Newfoundland's west coast were flooded Sunday after the town received 31 millimetres of rain in just 20 minutes. Deer Lake Mayor Darrel Kelly described the conditions in his community as a flash flood.

"Water was going across people's property through different parts of the community," Kelly said. "Water went into commercial property, basements. The town had to bring out as many crew as we could, we had to hire additional equipment, we had to do some ditching to try and alleviate the situation as much as possible."

Roads in the community also suffered some erosion. Kelly said he's spoken to Municipal Affairs Minister Jack Byrne about the situation.

Deer Lake, N.L., received 31 millimeters of rain in just 20 minutes on Sunday, leaving parts of the town under water (CBC).

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