The ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec published a compensation and financial assistance program for victims of the spring flood of 2019. For more information or to make a claim, visit their website.
Over the two days of the blitz, close to 38 000 bags were filled thanks to the invaluable collaboration of more than 1000 volunteers.
Close to 225 volunteers responded to the call for the Solidarity blitz on June 1 and 2, 2019. Volunteers and close to two hundred municipal employees collected tens of thousands of bags.
In addition to the blitz, there were several private and neighbourhood outreach initiatives. Many flood victims had already placed their bags along the road for easy pick-up over the weekend. In the end, thanks to everyone's efforts, thousands of additional sandbags were cleared away.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 290,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.