Spring flood prevention campaign top priority for Pierrefonds-Roxboro


The borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro wants to raise all residents’ awareness and especially those living along the Rivière des Prairies, regarding the necessity and responsibility to prepare to the spring flood. The Borough, in cooperation with the Centre de sécurité civile de Montréal, have already begun to closely monitor changes in the level of the water in the Rivière des Prairies, notably, by the daily recording of water levels and flows and the monitoring of snowmelt trends. The Borough has also mobilized the necessary material and resources for prompt and effective management in the event of a flood and has put in place prevention tools that will be distributed to residents.

Water walls form an effective barrier against flooding are part of the Pierrefonds plan for future floods

Awareness and prevention campaign

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On April 9 and 10, Borough Mayor Beis, elected officials and many parties concerned in Montréal’s fire department (Sécurité Incendie de Montréal) will be visiting homes nearby the Rivière des Prairies to hand out the Residents’ Guide prepared by the borough.

In case of a flood, be prepared!

They are containing recommendations as well as emergency measures to take in the event of a flood. Door hangers will also be distributed to invite residents to subscribe to the Borough’s various information media, to follow the state of the situation daily.

Stay informed

All residents are invited to monitor the situation closely by following the daily updates published in various media, including the Borough’s Facebook page, and to take the necessary measures to protect their property and belongings.

How to prepare

• Consult the Residents’ Guide on the Borough’s Internet site
• Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit (see details in the Residents’ Guide).
• Keep up to date on weather forecasts and keep an eye out for communications issued by the Borough on its Internet site, Facebook page (facebook.com/pfds.rox), the borough’s newsletter, and the City’s digital billboards.

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