The Town of Fort Frances has declared a state of emergency with regards to the large accumulation of rainfall over the last couple of days.
The current saturation of the ground, along with the forecast over the next few days showing more precipitation, prompted Mayor Roy Avis to declare the emergency today at 1:45 p.m.
In order to do so, all residents in Fort Frances and Couchiching First Nation again are asked to ensure their sump pumps are not connected to the storm sewer system.
An information phone line has been set up at The Town of Fort Frances (274-1818).
Any residents with questions or concerns are asked to call this number, with staff available to answer any questions or have messages relayed to the appropriate department for follow-up.