Canada With more rain on the way, flooding continues in parts of Quebec

14:20  21 april  2017
14:20  21 april  2017 Source:   CBC

Flooding continues in parts of Quebec with more rain expected

  Flooding continues in parts of Quebec with more rain expected Authorities are on alert for additional flooding as heavy rains continue to batter parts of Quebec. The town of Rigaud, Que., is hardest hit, with 343 homes either flooded or surrounded by water. Provincial police are still patrolling the municipality, which declared a state of emergency on Thursday afternoon.Some 53 municipalities have experienced enough flooding this week to qualify for provincial aid, according to a news release issued by the Quebec government.That's in addition to another 19 municipalities already eligible for financial assistance after being hit by flooding earlier this spring.

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As heavy rains continue to batter parts of the province, authorities are on alert for additional flooding.

Flooding prompts evacuations in Quebec

  Flooding prompts evacuations in Quebec The town of Rigaud, Que., has declared a state of emergency and ordered the evacuation of some 150 homes in an area at risk of being flooded by both the Rigaud and Ottawa rivers. Officials say some 60 residences are already flooded and the 150 homes under the evacuation order are accessible by a single road, which it's feared could be submerged Thursday night.Rigaud Mayor Hans Gruenwald says if that route is flooded, the town near the Ontario border won't be able to provide services for residents in the event of an emergency.

More rain is on the way in Quebec , and that could lead to flooding . No homes are flooded as far as the agency knows. The rain will taper off a bit Wednesday, but then another system is moving in on Thursday and Friday which will continue to soak the province.

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Some 53 municipalities have experienced enough flooding this week to qualify for provincial aid, according to a news release issued by the government on Thursday.

That's in addition to another 19 municipalities already eligible for financial assistance after being hit by flooding earlier this spring.

State of emergency

Most notably, Quebec provincial police are still patrolling the municipality of Rigaud, Que., where some residents were told to leave their homes on Thursday.

The municipality, located 25 kilometres west of the island of Montreal, declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon, as roads and houses began to flood.

About 150 people living in the areas of Baie de Rigaud, Pointe-Séguin, Rigaud sur le lac and Pointe à la Raquette were advised to leave.

Hundreds of homes affected by Quebec flooding

  Hundreds of homes affected by Quebec flooding The Quebec town of Rigaud remained under a state of emergency on Friday with about 340 homes affected by flooding due to rising water levels of the Ottawa River. MONTREAL - The Quebec town of Rigaud remained under a state of emergency on Friday with about 340 homes affected by flooding due to rising wat Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux signed a decree allowing emergency funding to be available for claims by local residents whose homes were damaged by the water.

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Rigaud's mayor, Hans Gruenwald Jr., says with more rain falling on Friday, he can't guarantee emergency services to those who refuse to leave their homes.

Residents were advised to go to the local library if they need a place to go. Family pets aren't allowed in the library, but a number of local kennels offered discounted rates.

​If anyone needs to reach the municipality in the event of an emergency, they can call 450-451-0869, extension 235.

In Montreal, the city is keeping its website updated with the latest flood information.

In Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough, minor flooding impacts have been reported, but the situation is under control. In L'île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough, sandbags have been distributed to residents. The boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue are listed as 'high-risk', but no flooding impact has been reported.

The Rivières des Prairies is also considered a high risk of flooding. In Laval, a group of volunteers is going door-to-door to inform residents in certain areas of Sainte-Dorothée and Laval-sur-le-Lac about the risk of local flooding.

More rain coming

In Montreal, Environment Canada is calling for more rain on Friday. It's expected to turn to drizzle on Friday afternoon.

Similarly, the Eastern Townships, Laurentians and Quebec City are all expecting more rain today.

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