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State of emergency declared in Bracebridge over flooding

Last Updated Apr 24, 2019 at 6:16 am EDT

The town of Bracebridge is under a state of emergency over continuing rising water levels.

The mayor, Graydon Smith, made the declaration on Tuesday under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

“The town of Bracebridge has been advised by the Ministry of Natural Resources of rising water levels on lakes and rivers. In addition, localized flooding is being experienced in low-lying areas,” the flood emergency declaration reads.

Video posted to Smith’s Twitter page shows raging water crashing over Bracebridge Falls

A number of roads in the area have been flooded and washed out and those who live near low-lying areas are being advised to take precautionary measures as water levels continue rise.

Town officials say water volumes have reached beyond the levels reached in 2013, when a state of emergency was previously declared. The situation is being monitored closely.