PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING #FLOOD 2017 WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 20, YOU MUST REGISTER TO ASK A QUESTION DURING QUESTION PERIOD
by Rhonda Massad
In the spring of 2017, the agglomeration of Montreal, like many municipalities in Quebec, experienced exceptional flooding not seen since 1976. Close to 260 boroughs and demerged cities along the waterways, Lac des Deux-Montagnes, Rivière des Prairies, Lac Saint-Louis and the St. Lawrence River had not been affected by such a disaster since the ice storm of 1998. More than 430 residences were flooded, and nearly 1100 citizens were stricken in the boroughs of L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, the Town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and the Village of Senneville. (#Flood2017)
Montreal released a post-mortem report in December 2017. This report reviews the order of events and lessons learned during the emergency. The report describes lessons learned during the flood have been compiled into different phases of risk management: prevention, preparation, intervention, and recovery.
Louise Bradette, Montreal’s Director of Civil Protection, will be hosting a public review of the event and feedback report for the 2017 floods on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Cultu
ral Centre in Pierrefonds located at 13850, boulevard Gouin Ouest.
The information session has three objectives:
1. To inform citizens on the review of actions taken across the urban agglomeration during these events
2. To present the flood report and the evolution of the action plan
3. To listen to questions and comments from citizens regarding possible improvements to public safety and civil protection operations and that of its partners.
REGISTRATION FOR QUESTION PERIOD
Citizens who wish to take part in the meeting and the public question and comment period must register as soon as
possible by contacting the Service du greffe, at 514 872-3000, or by filling out the form available on the standing committee website at ville.montreal.qc.ca/commissions. It is also possible to register 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Please note that the number of seats in the room is limited and the order of the questions will be the same as that of registrations.
Should the time allowed for the public question period not be sufficient to answer all the questions of registered participants, questions may be sent in writing to the Direction de la Sécurité Civile, at the following email address: [email protected]
Questions will be transferred to the appropriate authority, as required. Representatives of the Ministèrede la sécurité publique will also attend the meeting, in support of the Direction de la sécurité Civile et de la résilience, to answer questions from citizens.
The documents related to this public meeting will be available at the Service du greffe and on the city’s website at ville.montreal.qc.ca/commissions, as of March 6, 2018.
The room is accessible for persons with reduced mobility. Moreover, an interpretation service for persons with a hearing disability is available on request, subject to the availability of interpreters. The meeting will also be webcast on the standing committee website.