never take a street if a sign says that it is closed;
drive slowly to avoid making waves that could damage homes in the flooded area;
if you are in a car, do not drive through floodwater or in low lying areas because the water could be deeper than it appears, and you could get stuck, or your vehicle could get swept away by a strong current;
whether walking or driving, avoid puddles because larger potholes or depressions that may have formed would not be visible when submerged;
avoid crossing a bridge if the water is high and the current is strong;
do not hesitate to abandon your vehicle if it stalls or the water is rising fast, and get yourself to safety on higher ground; and
call 311 if the car is preventing emergency vehicles from getting through.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.