April 05 2017

Flooding in some sectors: preventive measures

(Update - April 7, 2:30 p.m.) With the heavy rains and melting snow of recent days, some areas of the region are dealing with significant accumulations of water resulting in the overflowing of Dog River. In Rosemère, the streets most affected by this flooding are De La Lande, De Normandie, Du Vallon, Lauréanne and part of Roland-Durand Blvd, between De Rosemère street and access to A-640.    
 
Assistance
You may rest assured that the personnel of the Town of Rosemère as well as the police and fire departments are on the job, continuously monitoring the sectors affected by the floods and that no effort is being spared to help residents affected by this situation. Finally, citizens can contact the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville (Police Board) directly at 450 435-2421 for assistance.  
 
Preventive measures
Residents of this sector are also invited to take certain measures to ensure their safety and limit material damages:
  • Move items of value and anything that can moved from the basement or ground floor to an upper storey.
  • Place chemical or toxic products such as insecticides and other flammable products in a safe location.
  • Block basement floor drains to avoid water back-ups.
  • If needed, place sand bags where water could get in (garage, doors, windows) or around the house. You can obtain sand bags from the Public Works Department at 450 621-3500, ext. 3300. A municipal employee will deliver them to your home and help you place them.   
 
Shelter
Note that the Memorial Community Centre (202 Grande-Côte – 450 621-3500 ext. 7378) is currently open to residents needing shelter.    
 
The Town will keep resident up-to-date on the situation via its various communication platforms, i.e. its website, Facebook page and Publ-e-mail.     
 

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Source: Town of Rosemère 

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