Laval Mayor Marc Demers has declared a state of emergency on the territory of Laval as a result of the impending floods for all sectors located in flood zone 0-100 years.
The number of addresses that could be affected is 1504. An increase from 825 the day before.
“This procedure allows us to respond quickly to the needs of our citizens. Specifically, it allows us to make necessary expenditures such as the purchase of sand or equipment, without having to go through the usual processes. It is essential to be able to react quickly and efficiently, in this kind of situation” said the mayor in a statement.
Water levels on Rivières des Mille-Îles et des Prairies are expected to increase, according to forecasts.
The distribution of sandbags is one of the measures put in place. Flooded streets have been closed and automated communication by telephone to citizens are also being conducted.