Significant Flooding in the Town of Essex

Significant Flooding in the Town of Essex August 25, 2023

Essex – Due to the significant amount of rainfall that fell, a Rainfall Warning is currently in effect for the region. Smaller surface drainage features, such as roadside ditches and municipal drains, are expected to be partially or bank full. Low lying areas may see some standing and flowing water as runoff begins to work its way downstream.

In light of these conditions, residents are strongly urged to exercise extra caution and prioritize their safety. It is imperative to avoid areas where flooding has been observed and to refrain from driving on flooded roadways and low-lying zones. Additionally, we remind the community to keep their children and pets away from both flowing and standing water for their safety.

All sports fields remain closed for the day. Please avoid any parks or public spaces where flooding has occurred.

To ensure the safety of you and your loved ones during such conditions, please read the flood safety messaging found at

Residents are kindly requested to promptly report any concerns or issues to the Town of Essex. This can be done by visiting or contacting the Town of Essex at 519-776-7336.

In case of an emergency, call 911.

To contact your local utility providers, please visit

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