Flooding in Pictou County

Flooding has been apparent in much of Pictou County, including this road in Avondale. (Submitted photo)

Pictou County’s Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO) has been responding to reports of flooding in a number of locations.

An Avondale resident reported flooding at a bridge along the Avondale Cross Road near his home, while flood water also crosses part of his driveway.

However, two of the most seriously affected areas from the recent rain storm are John Munro Road and Strathglass Road in Marshy Hope.

REMO co-ordinator John Davison confirmed the organization has contacted residents to make sure they are aware of the situation and that they have enough supplies to last them a few days.

“There’s widespread flooding in the county but it’s worse in the eastern end,” he said. “It’s subsiding but we’ve been still getting a little rain. We know of two roads, and one (part of) John Munro is washed out. We contacted residents and they’re comfortable, they have power and they’re calm. We’ve met with fire departments, (Nova Scotia) Public Works on a long-term plan to restore the road.”

He said the residents can be rescued from where they are isolated if necessary.

“They’re not entirely cut off,” he said. “Outside help is available, such as helicopters.”

REMO has reported washouts and flooding in several parts of Pictou County and has asked the public to drive with caution this week.