In anticipation of increased water levels and flows on the Rivière des Mille-Îles and Riviere des Prairies, Laval’s civil security service is asking residents to put in place the necessary preventive measures to protect their property. Since Tuesday, residences near rivers in identified areas have been receiving sandbags, a total of 825 addresses targeted as of today.
Measures deployed in the areas presently identified
- Distribution of sandbags
- Automated communications to citizens by telephone
- Closure of flooded streets and monitoring sensitive sites
- Interactive flood planning map available online: http://www.ville.laval.qc.ca/geo/geoweb/?config=citoyen
- Planning for door-to-door inspections to detect safety and health issues
- Beginning Saturday, April 20: opening of the Accès Laval-Ouest center as a services and information location, with the presence of the Red Cross
Reminder of safety precautions and measures
Use of generators and carbon monoxide: citizens must ensure that they place their generator outdoors, at a good distance from the building, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, in addition to installing a carbon monoxide alarm in their home.
- Branch pickup: areas likely to be flooded will be prioritized by forestry teams.
Experts will closely monitor the situation 24 hours a day in order to detect any problematic situation. Emergency services (911) and 311 are ready to respond to citizens who have questions.