12-hour concert raising funds for Clarence-Rockland flood victims
Today's show will feature array of local talent
A 12-hour community concert is taking place today to raise money for flood victims in Clarence-Rockland, Ont.
Severe flooding this year across the Ottawa-Gatineau region damaged hundreds of homes and businesses in the region, and forced many people to seek shelter elsewhere.
Clarence-Rockland was one of the hardest hit communities, and was also one of the first to declare a state of emergency. Several residents there were left stranded as waters seeped onto roads and into homes.
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Organizers said Saturday's event will help support the people hardest hit, including those who lost their homes and experienced other serious issues due to the floods.
A similar event took place in Clarence-Rockland two years ago, following the devastating May 2017 floods. It raised more than $10,000 for flood victims.
Saturday's show at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockland started at 12 p.m. and will end at midnight.