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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.ca

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.

Flooding prompts evacuations, road closures in Gatineau. More rain on the way . The inundation follows one of the wettest Aprils on record, with regional rainfall records set in many places across Quebec — and the rain isn't going to let up any time soon.

The flooding has also led to extensive damage in other parts of Montreal's West Island, including Île Bizard, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and the tiny island of With more rain on the way , Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux is warning that flooding will continue and that residents who are

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

Flood risk updates issued for Montreal, Laval and West Island

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

Parts of Northern Georgia are under a Flash Flood Watch until 9 p.m. tonight. About 3″-6″ of rain has fallen in the area over the past 24 hours with more rain on the way .

Water levels have risen across Quebec as rain continues to fall. Between Friday and Saturday night, more rain fell than during the entire month of May 2016. This is what Pierrefonds looks like from above as flooding continues to plague some parts of Quebec .

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.

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.

On Sunday, Montreal became the latest Quebec city to declare a state of emergency after three dikes gave way in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro In Atlantic Canada, some parts of New Brunswick recorded more than 150 millimetres of rain after 400 soldiers helping with Quebec floods as rain continues .

From CBC Montreal: Quebec received more rain last night than the whole month of May 2016. This is what Pierrefonds looks like from above as flooding continues to plague some parts of Quebec . Submitted by Daniel Meli.

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.

Rise in water levels means more moose on the road, EMO warns .
Rise in water levels means more moose on the road, EMO warnsRobert Duguay, a spokesperson with emergency organization, said an increase in moose have been seen on the road between Maugerville and the Jemseg area, in central New Brunswick.

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