Flooding leads to state of emergency in Ontario communities of Windsor, Tecumseh
In Windsor, numerous basements and roads have been flooded and in Tecumseh all pumping stations were operating at maximum capacity.
The mayors of the southwestern Ontario communities of Windsor and Tecumseh have declared states of emergency as they deal with flooding caused by heavy rain.
With numerous basements and roads flooded, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens told a news conference Thursday that a state of emergency was declared to get access to support from higher levels of government.
In Tecumseh, where officials say 190 millimetres of rain has fallen since Wednesday night, Mayor Gary McNamara declared an emergency, noting that all pumping stations were operating at maximum capacity and more rain was expected.
They say the normal rainfall amount for the whole month of September in Windsor-Essex is about 94mm.