The flood risk warning is still in effect
As significant rains are expected over the next few days, the level of the Mille Îles River will continue to rise. That’s why the Town maintains the state of alert as to the risks of floods in certain sectors of the Town.
Rest assured that firefighters, police and city staff are continuously monitoring to ensure your safety and to intervene as needed. Stay vigilant and observe the preventive measures (sandbags, dikes, etc.) put in place.
The Town is asking boaters to avoid boating near riparian areas to avoid waves. Please, help the citizens who protect their homes.
She also aks the citizens not to walk on the dikes so as not to lower them.
Sandbags still available
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.
Citizens can contact the Public Works Department directly for any questions regarding flooding (sandbags) at 450 621-3500 ext. 3300. For emergency calls, please dial 911.
It is the citizen's responsibility to ensure that they do what is necessary to protect their property.
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:
- Make sure you aren’t standing on a wet floor or leaning on anything made of metal.
- 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
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.
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.