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Status report on the flooding – several street closures added
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Status report on the flooding – several street closures added

Gatineau, May 3, 2017. - Gatineau continued preventative and voluntary evacuations throughout the night. Several streets have been added to the list of streets that are closed or affected by the flooding. Also of note is the complete closure of Saint-Louis Street, between Moreau Street and the Highway 50 ramp (eastbound), in front of the STO parking.

Status report – flooding

The levels have surpassed the 20-year flooding recurrence rating.
- This rating is used to delineate flood land. It marks the flooding limits of land with a 1 over 20 risk (a 5% chance) of occurring every year.
Many streets had to be closed or restricted to local traffic. A complete update is being carried out on the website.
In total, 48 homes have been evacuated. 112 residents have asked to be evacuated. 45 of them are being looked after by the Red Cross.
Until now, the gas meters of 108 homes have had to be shut down. The power had to be cut in two homes.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, the total rainfall expected by Friday could reach 50 mm in some areas.

Closure of Saint-Louis Street under Des Draveurs Bridge

Complete closure of Saint-Louis Street between Moreau Street and the Highway 50 ramp (eastbound), in front of the STO parking.
- Complete closure of the Highway 50 eastbound ramp (Montréal) under the Des Draveurs Bridge. A detour is in place via De La Gappe Boulevard.
For vehicles coming from East of the Des Draveurs Bridge, access to Highway 50 eastbound ramps and Highway 50 West will be closed. A detour is in place via Joseph-Bélanger Street and Gréber Boulevard.
Police patrols are being deployed to manage traffic. Signage is in place and detours are planned.
Here are the detours :
Vehicles on St-Louis from West of the Des Draveurs Bridge:
- Access to Highway 50 West maintained
- Access to Highway 50 East, detour via De La Gappe Boulevard
Vehicles on St-Louis from East of the Des Draveurs Bridge:
- Access to Highway 50 West, detour via Joseph-Bélanger Street and Gréber Boulevard
- Access to Highway 50 East: detour via Joseph-Bélanger and Gréber Boulevard

Preventive and voluntary evacuations

Residents of the following streets have been invited to leave their homes:
Hurtubise West area:
- Hurtubise Boulevard West
- Campeau Street, from 28 Campeau Street to Hurtubise Boulevard West
- Sabourin Street, from 72 Sabourin Street to Hurtubise Street West
- Versailles Street, from 82 Versailles Street to Hurtubise West
Riviera area
- Riviera Street
- Saint-Patrice Street, between Saint-Sauveur and Riviera streets
- Glaude Street, between Saint-Sauveur and Riviera streets
- Saint-Paul Street, between Saint-Sauveur and Riviera streets
- Saint-Sauveur Street
Jacques-Cartier area
- Du Como Lane
- Saint-Antoine Street, from Jacques-Cartier Street to Du Como Lane
- Des Montgolfières Street
- Jacques-Cartier Street, between 1011 Jacques-Cartier and Saint-Louis Street
Aylmer area
- Lamoureux Street, from 1 Lamoureux Street to Dorion Street
Remember that at this point, evacuation is on a voluntary basis for residents, since there is no imminent threat to people's safety.
Residents of evacuated streets can no longer use their vehicles to move around.
Firefighters are informing residents of the measures to take and are offering to have them evacuated as a precaution and on a voluntary basis.

Sandbag distribution

Close to 33,760 sandbags have been filled and delivered to the 11 sites.
36,000 empty bags ready to be filled.
Visit the website to find out where the sandbag distribution sites are located.

Information for residents

Reminder: residents of the affected areas should register for text alerts (on the website) to receive updates.
- As of May 3 at 1 a.m., 470 residents are registered to text alerts.
Reminder: residents should visit the municipal website to find out about the latest updates. The site is updated frequently, as soon as new information is available.
- Since May 1, there have been more than 9110 visits on the web page on spring flooding.
Affected residents can dial 311 anytime to get help to leave or evacuate their homes. In case of an emergency, they must dial 911.

Quick facts

Ville de Gatineau is closely monitoring the rise in the level of water.
Gatineau is deploying its teams and taking all the means necessary to ensure the safety of residents, including the following:
- The emergency measures coordination centre and the emergency operations centre are open 24/7.
- Police officers are patrolling the roads that are closed to traffic and are closely watching the risk areas.
- The departments are cooperating with various partners, such as: the Red Cross, CISSSO, Paramédic de l'Outaouais, STO, Hydro-Québec, Gazifère, etc.
Municipal infrastructures are secured as required.
Gatineau would like to thank its residents for their cooperation.


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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
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Ville de Gatineau

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Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 291 000 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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