Evacuation recommended in parts of Bracebridge, Ont., amid flooding

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BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — A small town in central Ontario’s cottage country is recommending the evacuation of three neighbourhoods amid continued flooding.

Bracebridge is advising some residents of the Springdale Shores, Holiday Park Drive and Cedar Shores areas to leave their homes.

The community declared an emergency on Tuesday after a number of local roads were washed out, and emergency services personnel went door-to-door in affected areas Wednesday advising people to leave.

The nearby Township of Minden Hills also declared an emergency on Wednesday, while dozens of other areas are under flood watches or warnings.

Premier Doug Ford toured the Muskoka Region on Wednesday, pledging the province will “spare no resources” in supporting affected areas.

Environment Canada is predicting up to 30 millimetres of rain for parts of central Ontario on Friday.

The Canadian Press

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