A new flood map specifies Greater Montreal Area flood zones

CMM announce long awaited Flood Map

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Due to the floods in both 2017 and 2019, the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) has put in place an interim bylaw that establishes the annual flood risk in the Greater Montreal Area. Included is the long awaited flood map that outlines the at risk areas.   The floods impacted more than 250 municipalities, flooded thousands of homes, forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people and led to the closure of several roads.Flood Map 2019 Quebec

According to the CMM’s website, the bylaw establishes the annual flood risk reference framework for the floodplains of the subject territory, as well as the normative framework applicable to the floodplains to contribute to the health, safety and public well-being, as well as ‘the sustainability of investments.

INTERIM REGULATIONS NUMBER 2019-78 CONCERNING FLORAL PLAINS is as follows:

This Regulation establishes the annual flood risk reference framework for the floodplains of the subject territory, as well as the framework applicable to the floodplains to contribute to the health, safety and public well-being, as well as ‘the sustainability of investments.

For further information from the CMM visit the CMM 

For information about Spring Flooding 2019 visit MAMH

To view the flood map visit CMM

According to the Government of Canada, flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster, and it can have devastating impacts on people’s homes, businesses and daily lives. In May, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced the Government of Canada will provide a $2.5 million grant to the Canadian Red Cross to support flood recovery efforts across Canada.

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