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Spring Flooding: Gatineau is providing Relief to Flood Victims for the Second Payment of Municipal Taxes
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Spring Flooding: Gatineau is providing Relief to Flood Victims for the Second Payment of Municipal Taxes

Gatineau, May 10, 2017. – Gatineau is postponing the payment deadline of flood victims for the second tax remittance planned for June 30. This measure bears no interests or penalties.

Gatineau is also preparing a major solidarity operation (La Grande corvée de solidarité). This operation will soon be calling on volunteers to collect sandbags on the properties of flood victims.

Postponement of the second municipal tax remittance for flood victims

Flood victims can postpone payment of their second tax remittance in 2018.
- Concretely, 50% of the amount will be added to the first remittance of 2018, i.e. in the month of February. The second 50% will be added to the second remittance of 2018, i.e. in June.

Major solidarity operation

Volunteers

As part of the major solidarity operation, Gatineau will be calling all volunteers aged 16 and over to pick up sandbags on the properties of flood victims.
Before confirming the details of this operation, water will have to recede completely from the streets. The status of affected streets will also have to be checked by the municipal services.
Gatineau will be releasing official information to residents at the appropriate time.
Gatineau residents wishing to contribute should stay tuned for new information on Gatineau's website.

Corporate donations

More specifically for this event, businesses wishing to provide donations in services should call 819 243-2315.
Residents who have to dispose of sandbags are asked to place them at the edge of their property.
- It is important to separate sandbags from waste and construction debris at the edge of the property.
- Bags must be placed on the inside of the property edge, and not on the street or sidewalk.

Reuse of the sand

Gatineau will be able to reuse the sand for various purposes, including as backfill for the construction of new streets.
- Gatineau has received the authorization from MDDELCC to reuse the sand.

Information session on government financial assistance: change of location

As a reminder, an information session on the government financial aid available is planned tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau (360 La Vérendrye Boulevard East).
- The meeting will take place at the auditorium.
- The information session will also be broadcast live on Gatineau's Facebook page.
An STO shuttle service will be available to flood victims of the Buckingham, Masson-Angers and Gatineau sectors.
- Please visit www.gatineau.ca/crue to find out the schedule and various boarding points.
- Please note that no water shuttle will be available to take flood victims to the boarding points or to their homes. However, Service de police will tolerate water traffic immediately after the information session, to allow people to return home.
For additional information, residents should visit the ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec website: www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/…

Status on roads

Public transportation is still free on STO's entire network until further notice.
- STO is also collecting, on its buses, donations for the Red Cross for the benefit of flood victims.

Highway 50

Highway 50 has reopened eastbound between Montcalm Street and Des Draveurs Bridge.
As a reminder, both lanes of Highway 50 westbound, between De La Gappe Boulevard and Montcalm Street, remain open.
- The speed limit permitted in this area is 50 km/h.
Access ramps from Saint-Louis Street are still closed.


Associated links

Webpage on spring flooding (including a map of affected streets)

STO's website

MTQ's website


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

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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