April 26 2019

Important - The level of the Mille Îles River could reach the same level as in 2017

Important - The level of the Mille Îles River could reach the same level as in 2017

With weather forecasts predicting several millimeters of rain for our region on Friday and Saturday, experts predict that the level of the Mille Îles River could reach a similar level, during the weekend, the one we knew in 2017.

Firefighters, police and Town staff continue their ongoing surveillance to ensure your safety and to intervene as needed.

Two sand dikes were erected: one on Bélair Island and the other on David-Morris Street. Our team is busy raising them during the day.

The Town asks citizens not to walk on the sand dikes so as not to lower them. It also asks boaters to avoid boating near riparian areas to avoid waves. Be civic to help the people who protect their homes.

Volunteers needed

The Town is currently building a volunteer bank that will be contacted if needed. If you are interested, please write an email to cguerin@ville.rosemere.qc.ca. Thank you for your solidarity!

Sandbags still available

Citizens can contact the Public Works Department (450 621-3500 ext. 3300) for any questions regarding flooding or to obtain sandbags. For emergency calls, please dial 911.

Pallets of sandbags are still available in the following key areas:

• Ducharme Square (near the bridge)

• Val Chenaie

• Thorncliff West

• Bélair Island East

• Earlscourt • Skelton (Alexandre and Béland wedges)

• Cadieux Terrace

If necessary, arrange sandbags where water may seep (garage, doors, windows) or around your home.


If the flood cannot be prevented but water has not yet started coming into the basement:

Cut the power to the whole house to prevent any risk of electric shock or fire by doing the following:

  1. Make sure you aren’t standing on a wet floor or leaning on anything made of metal.
  2. Flip the main breaker off.

If water has started coming into the basement:

Don’t touch anything! Call Hydro-Québec right away at1 800 790-2424 to have service to the meter or pole cut.

Preventive measures and emergency kit

It is the citizen's responsibility to ensure that they do what is necessary to protect their property.

Residents concerned are being urged to take certain preventive measures to ensure their safety and limit material damage:

·Move valuables from the basement to the ground floor as well as any other basement items that can be brought upstairs.

·Keep chemicals and toxic products, such as insecticides and other flammable products, in a safe place.

·Block floor drains in the basement to prevent water backflow.

Feel free to consult our information pamphlet or website for more information.

We also invite you to prepare an emergency kit. For more information, visit the Ministère de la Sécurité publique website.

To learn more about the situation, visit Québec Sécurité publique’s website.

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