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Number of Windsor basement flooding reports tops 6,000

The number of basement flooding reports in Windsor has crested 6,000 and officials are warning of further delays this week in the collection of regular garbage and flood-damaged material.

Recycling collection is cancelled again this week and bulk furniture collection is on hold

The City of Windsor had received 6,008 basement flooding reports as of the morning of Sept. 11, 2017.

The number of basement flooding reports in Windsor has crested 6,000 and officials are warning of further delays this week in the collection of regular garbage and flood-damaged material.

Recycling collection is cancelled again this week and bulk furniture collection is on hold until further notice.

Trucks continue dropping off flood material at the temporary collection site established at the former GM transmission plant in Walkerville. That site is not for public drop off and has been approved as collection site by the Ministry of the Environment.

The city had received 6,008 flooding calls as of Monday morning.  More than 400 basements were flooded in Lakeshore and more than 100 were flooded in Tecumseh. By comparison, about 3,100 homes were hit by flooding last September.

Minister to meet with mayors Tuesday

Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro is expected to be in Windsor and Essex County Tuesday to visit flood-damaged areas.

He is expected to meet with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara and Lakeshore Mayor and Essex County Warden Tom Bain. He is expected to hold a news conference at Windsor City Hall. 

Flood debris piles up at the former GM Transmission Plant on Sept. 11, 2017. (Meg Roberts/CBC Windsor)
Flood debris piles up at the former GM Transmission plant site on Sept. 12, 2017. (Meg Roberts/CBC News)
Flood debris piles up at the former GM Transmission Plant site on Sept. 12, 2017. (Meg Roberts/CBC Windsor)

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