Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in and around Thunder Bay Pi News

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The Lockheed Regional Safety Authority has issued a flood alert for the Thunder Bay area.

The warning, issued Thursday morning, covers the cities of Thunder Bay, Niping, Oliver Pyongyang, Shunia, O’Connor, Conmey, Gillies and Dorian.

The security authority said that 21 to 35 mm of rain was recorded in those areas throughout the night.

Environment Canada has issued rain warnings for Atticogan, Thunder Bay, Triton, Ignatius, Fort Francis, Canora and Sioux Lookout areas. Heavy rain is expected in those areas from Thursday night to Friday morning, with a total of 50 mm of rain expected.

Meanwhile, special weather forecasts were released for Geraldton, Manitouwadge, Hornepayne, Nipigon and Marathon, with up to 40 millimeters of rain expected until Friday morning.

The Lake Area Conservation Authority has warned people around the waterways to be vigilant. (Court Ellis / CBC)

The security authority said flooding had already occurred in some parts of the region.

“The Whitefish River is rising at a rapid pace and will continue to rise throughout the day,” the Security Council said in a statement.

“Roads in the public area are reported to be overflowing. The village of Hymers is flooded. In addition, all tributaries in the area are reacting to the recent rains and are expected to continue rising throughout the day.

The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”. People around the waterways are advised to act with caution.