According to an interview Friday afternoon with TVA, Montreal Mayor says we are ready for this flood.
“A lot of work has been done on the dikes in the last few weeks. We did sensitization. We got ahead. We put energy, but in the end, it’s Mother Nature who decides, “said the mayor, who was wearing boots with pink laces.
Montreal blue-collar workers, firefighters, the boroughs and related cities share information and are in constant communication, a condition of success in times of crisis, according to Valérie Plante.
“Clearly, the situation is very different from 2017 when we were in reaction,” continued the mayor. “This time we have the situation in hand, we are ready. […] The most important thing is communication, it was a recommendation following the floods of 2017. ”
According to the mayor, volunteers are working to fill and deliver sandbags and firefighters continue their door-to-door, an operation began a few days ago.
She does not believe that Canadian Armed Forces soldiers are needed in Montreal at the moment.
Concerned Montrealers are asked to make sure they have an evacuation plan and a 72-hour survival kit.
According to Environment Canada Rain Expected by Saturday afternoon:
Rigaud : 25 à 40 mm
Deux-Montagnes : 25 à 40 mm
Montréal : 25 à 40 mm
Laval : 25 à 40 mm
WHERE YOU CAN HELP
FLOOD UPDATE: Ile Bizard. Pierrefonds, Sainte Anne de Bellevue
💦Precipitation over the next few days will substantially affect the watersheds of the Ottawa River, which will have a direct impact on the water level of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, and subsequently Lac Saint-Louis.
ILE BIZARD :
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SATURDAY 8 am All Day
Île Bizard 500 rue De L’Elgise behind the library.
Bring a shovel if you can. Dress warm. Expect rain. Your neighbors need you.
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SAINTE ANNE DE BELLEVUE:
The risk of flooding is VERY HIGH for residents living near Lac des Deux-Montagnes and Lac St. Louis if the weather forecasts announced materialize.
👩🔧We invite all residents whose homes are in the red zone to put in place measures to protect their homes. We remind you that if you have not already done so, you can receive 2 pallets of sand for free. Affected owners must make the request by calling 514-457-6666. First come, first served.
The Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec offers a compensation program for people who set up at least one temporary preventive measure. Get information on the ministry website.
👀We are still monitoring the situation every 2 hours to follow the evolution of Lac St. Louis and Lac des Deux-Montagnes water levels. In addition, the Municipal Patrol has a 24/7 resource available.
📞The emergency flood line is activated. If a situation seems abnormal, please contact the City at 514-457-6666. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Before the water starts to seep into the basement
> Cut off the electrical power. Make sure you don’t have your feet on a damp floor and don’t lean against a metal object. Turn the main switch to the off position.
> Close the water intake and heating appliances.
> Contact your gas supplier to shut off your pipeline.
STORES OPEN SUNDAY -Gov of Quebec has authorized stores to be open. Check first!!!