Wind and waves from Lake Nipissing cause considerable damage at Jocko Point
Dozens of people are helping residents of Jocko Point Road as Lake Nipissing threatens homes due to rising water levels.
As yet there is no state of emergency at Jocko Point and no evacuation order has been issued as of yet.
However, Thursday’s wind and wave action caused considerable damage in low-lying areas.
Nipissing First Nation has been providing sandbags to homeowners for a couple of weeks.
NFN has also helped with on-site property assessments.
Crews are working continuously to help people protect their homes from flooding and sandbags continue to be available at the Jocko Point Fire Hall.
Monitoring of water levels and weather is ongoing so that NFN can determine what steps and measures to take next.
Although no evacuation order has been issued, NFN has some advice for people thinking of leaving their homes.
That advice is to take medication, important documents and identification with you in case conditions worsen and you can’t get back into your home.
NFN also says for residents to turn off their electrical panels if they’re worried about water getting into their homes.
For more information or help call Melvyn McLeod, the Emergency Services Manager at 493-6508.
Earlier in the week, the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority said Lake Nipissing is expected to continue rising for about two more weeks.