Source: Public Safety Canada
Gatineau would like to remind you of easy ways to reduce the risk of water accumulation and runoff:
At this time of the year, sewer grates near your property may be obstructed by leaves and other debris. Be sure to clear them so that the rainwater can drain freely.
At this time of the year, leaves may have accumulated in your eavestroughs. If they get blocked, the rainwater may overflow and run along the foundation. Make sure that your eavestroughs are clear so the rainwater can drain freely.