The city of Laval continues to concentrate its efforts in the most impacted areas and calls on all citizens affected by the floods to inform the 311 call centre to keep the authorities informed.
Some 200 Canadian Forces personnel are deployed on the territory to assist citizens in identified zones. City workers and civil security staff have visited 1,463 homes in vulnerable neighbourhoods. and another 500 properties will be visited today.
The fire department has carried out 11 home-based interventions to assist disaster victims, and 1,375 residences have received pallets of sandbags to be installed around their homes. Efforts are concentrated among the 900 most affected residences.
City crews are working to strengthen dikes in the most risky areas, particularly in Laval-Ouest, Ste-Rose, Chomedey and Iles des Laval.
On île Bigras the water supply system remains operative with no water supply shut-offs nor any boil water advisories planned at this time.
The temporary bridge from Sainte-Dorothée remains under high surveillance. While the water level below the bridge progresses slowly, floating debris or an increase in wind that can cause waves could also lead to the closure of the structure. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and will promptly inform residents if the bridge is closed.
Distance between the present water level and the bridge is 8 inches, and residents will be informed of the situation when this distance reaches 5 inches.
A pedestrian overpass has been set up on the bridge currently under construction, and the bridge will be open to vehicles until this distance reaches 3 inches or when there is debris nearby. (Boats have been deployed to control floating debris.)
A shuttle service (24 hours a day) following a loop circuit has been deployed for residents and all emergency services are still in place to assist citizens in need. Parking facilities for your vehicle are available at the EXO parking lot at Sainte-Dorothée commuter train station (avenue des Bois, north of the railway track) or at the école Les Trois-Soleils (1250 Saint-Denis)
Centre Accès de Laval-Ouest remains open 24 hours as a place of services and information with the presence of the Red Cross, and the city’s six bulk sand distribution sites are replenished daily:
Acces centre, 6500 Arthur-Sauvé Boulevard, Laval-Ouest
Berge Couvrette, 609 – 625 Bord-de-l’Eau, Sainte-Dorothée
Caserne 7, 6200 boulevard des Laurentides, Auteuil
Parc Berthiaume-Du Tremblay, 4250 boulevard Lévesque O. Chomedey
Centre communautaire Bigras, 886 chemin de la Fourche, sur l’île Bigras
Station de pompage, 260 rue du Parc-des-Érables, Auteuil