Spring floods put Montreal on high alert. A rise in the level of watercourses poses the risk of flooding in several boroughs and agglomerated cities.

At the Carillon Generating Station on the Ottawa River, water levels crossed the minor flood threshold on Sunday and flows are expected to continue to increase over the next 48 hours.

Due to the spring floods, several boroughs and agglomerated cities, particularly located on the shores of Lac des Deux Montagnes, Lac Saint-Louis, and the Rivière des Prairies, are at risk of flooding of varying severity, warned the City. of Montreal in a press release.

Thus, the metropolis goes into “alert” mode and says it is ready to deploy the necessary resources in the event of a flood.

“We know how stressful this time of year is for many Montrealers living along the Rivière des Prairies, and we will be there to support them. Our teams are ready to deploy the necessary human, material and financial resources to deal with possible flooding,” said Alain Vaillancourt, head of public security on the executive committee of the City of Montreal.

If you live in an area at risk, define an emergency plan and prepare a kit containing basic items to meet the needs of a family for 72 hours, reminds the City. Important documents and belongings can also be placed in a waterproof bin stored upstairs.