(Montreal) The floods continue Sunday to worry in Quebec. The Outaouais and the Laurentians are currently the most affected regions, according to data from the Ministry of Public Security.
In the Outaouais, 23 municipalities are affected by the floods, and 18 in the Laurentians. The Lanaudière and Montérégie regions follow closely behind, with 15 and 10 municipalities respectively suffering the impacts of flood waters.
The Ottawa River is one of the waterways with a major flood level. However, the water level trend is decreasing. At the height of the Hull marina, the Government of Quebec reports an average flood threshold. However, major flooding is still observed in the small municipality of Fort-Coulonge, in Outaouais.
The City of Gatineau said in a statement Saturday that water levels began to stabilize from Friday. “The slow and gradual decline, meanwhile, could begin from the beginning of the week. Remember that the entire local population must remain vigilant and leave their protections in place, because the situation is still precarious, “reads the municipality’s press release, which reminds citizens not to drive in flooded areas.
As of Saturday, 137 people affected by Gatineau were being cared for by the Red Cross and staying at hotels.
The second most monitored watercourse is Lac des Deux Montagnes, whose water level is also falling. A major flood threshold is still reported in Pointe-Calumet, a municipality in the Laurentians region. Also on the shores of Lac des Deux Montagnes, moderate flooding has been reported in the towns of Terrasse-Vaudreuil and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
In Bois-des-Filion, the Rivière des Mille-Îles has an average flood threshold. The water level is now down, as is that of the Rigaud River, where there are still average floods in the municipality of the same name.
In Montreal, the level of the St. Lawrence River is under surveillance. Minor flooding was reported along the Rivière des Prairies in the west of the island, near Île Bizard. Some roads are still closed to traffic, including the Île Mercier bridge. A portion of Chemin du Bord-du-Lac on Île Bizard, Boulevard Lalande, Chemin de l’Anse-à-l’Orme and Boulevard Gouin are also inaccessible.
As far as Mauricie is concerned, minor flooding has been reported along Lake Saint-Pierre and Lake Maskinongé.