Canada Flood risk updates issued for Montreal, Laval and West Island

16:45  21 april  2017
16:45  21 april  2017 Source:   The Gazette

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This week’s heavy rains and the possibility of more precipitation before the weekend have resulted in flood watches being issued for Montreal , Laval and several West Island municipalities. In Montreal , flood risk updates have been issued for the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Updated : April 7, 2017 1:02 pm. READ MORE: Laval rivers on flood watch as heavy rain continues. While the rainfall warning issued for Montreal has ended, another 12 mm of rain is expected Friday, with rain tapering off in the evening.


This week’s heavy rains and the possibility of more precipitation have resulted in flood watches being issued for Montreal, Laval and several West Island municipalities.

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In Laval , a section of Mille-Îles Blvd. that runs along the river was reportedly blocked off as a precaution, as flooding eroded soil alongside the thoroughfare. Flood risk updates issued for Montreal , Laval and West Island .

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The town of Rigaud declared a state of emergency Thursday as floodwaters crested, covering roads and flooding basements. Calling it a “historic flood, the municipality, located roughly 60 kilometres west of central Montreal, ordered residents of several sectors to evacuate their homes due to fears access roads will become too covered to navigate, trapping citizens in their homes.

Residents who don’t have alternative lodgings can go to the municipal library “until they find a friend or family member to stay with,” the city’s website states, but they are not allowed to bring their pets with them. Temporary housing will be found for those who have none, the city said. A bus has been hired to visit affected streets and help bring out people, but reportedly many were defying the evacuation order.

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Flood risk updates issued for Montreal , Laval and West Island .

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In Montreal, flood risk updates have been issued for the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Île-Bizard–Ste-Geneviève, where sandbags are being distributed to residents and for the town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. High water level advisories were issued for Rivière-des-Prairies, Lake of Two Mountains and Lac Saint-Louis. In Pierref0nds-Roxboro, the city’s public security department reported minor impacts, but the situation was under control. In Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, water levels on the l’Anse à l’Orme river were slightly higher, but no impacts had been reported.

In Laval, a flood risk update warns residents that river levels are expected to rise Thursday and Friday and that municipal authorities “have already noticed flooding in the streets, on properties and in some residents’ homes, especially in the Chomedey, Îles Laval, Laval-sur-le-Lac, Laval-Ouest and Fabreville districts.”

The forecast for the Montreal area calls for rain beginning Thursday evening and continuing through to Saturday night. Environment Canada had no alerts in the forecast for the Montreal region.

A total of 18.2 millimetres of rain fell on the Montreal area on Wednesday.

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