Spring flood: More than 250 individuals registered as flood victims
Ville de Gatineau
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Spring flood: More than 250 individuals registered as flood victims

Gatineau, April 23, 2019. – To date, more than 250 individuals have registered with Gatineau as flood victims, representing more than 100 households. Among these, 28 households are being looked after by the Red Cross. Water levels are rising a little faster, but gradually. Gatineau has modified Wednesday's garbage collection schedule on certain roads affected by the flooding.


Quick facts

Number of residents registered as flood victims

To date, 253 individuals (115 households) have registered with Gatineau, including 209 adults and 44 children.
Among these, 61 people (28 households) are being looked after by the Red Cross and put up in a hotel.
Flood victims who evacuate their homes must register with municipal officials:
- by going to the victims assistance centre at the centre communautaire Jean-René-Monette (89 rue Jean-René-Monette); OR
- by calling 311, option 6.

Changes to the Wednesday, April 24, 2019 garbage collection schedule

Boulevard Hurtubise

There will be no collection on boulevard Hurtubise due to the water on the road.
Two compost bins and a container for household garbage are being provided for residents in the following four locations:
- corner of Sabourin street and boulevard Hurtubise (west)
- corner of Versailles street and boulevard Hurtubise (west)
- close to 840 boulevard Hurtubise (west)
- corner of Campeau street and boulevard Hurtubise
These are reserved exclusively for the residents of boulevard Hurtubise. They can leave their household garbage and compost there. Please note that the containers are only for household garbage.
The bins are already available and will be there until 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The other areas affected by water are being assessed. At this point, the regular collection schedule is in place. Residents are asked to leave their bins as close as possible to the street without touching the water.

General information

Gatineau is continuing to monitor the situation closely. Our crews are out in force, supported by some two dozen Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
Gatineau asks residents to remain vigilant and encouraged citizens to take the necessary measures to ensure their own safety and to protect their homes.
Out of solidarity with the other municipalities affected, Gatineau has donated 9,000 sandbags to three of them: 2000 to Val-des-Monts, 2000 to Notre-Dame-de-Salette, and 5000 to Amherst.
Close to 1,000 homes are located in neighbourhoods affected by the flooding.
Consult gatineau.ca/crue to find out how to prepare and for the latest updates. If you have not already done so, sign up for text messages or email alerts for important notifications.

Safety tips

Gatineau asks that everyone avoid driving through the flooded areas, unless absolutely necessary, in order to ensure that they remain accessible to response vehicles. The situation can be viewed online.
As it does every spring, Gatineau is asking residents to be cautious along rivers and waterways.
Call 311 to report any disturbing situation. If the safety of persons or property is at risk, call 911.


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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau

     
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.
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