Spring flood: Gatineau update on areas at risk of flooding
Gatineau, April 19, 2019.
– Ville de Gatineau is providing an update on the areas that could be flooded. The perimeters of some areas of those that had previously been announced have been expanded. This is why all the residences affected in 2017 are at risk, as well as the neighboring residences that were spared.
Also, Gatineau will hold a second solidarity blitz tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. (See details below)
The areas at greatest risk of flooding are indicated below. This does not mean that others might not be affected. Municipal crews are closely monitoring the entire territory. Aylmer sector:
• chemin Queen's Park to Aylmer marina;
• the Aylmer marina area;
• houses along the river between Aylmer marina and chemin Fraser;
• rue Lamoureux area.Gatineau sector:
• rue Cartier;
• the area between boulevard de la Gappe and Saint-Louis and René;
• rue Jacques-Cartier Est;
• the Riviera and Glaude area; and
• boulevard Hurtubise, east and west.Masson-Angers sector:
• chemin du Fer-à-Cheval; and
• the rue du Ruisseau area.
Three more sites have been set up for the distribution of sandbags, bulk sand and empty bag. In addition, the site at the corner of rue Campeau and boulevard Hurtubise has been relocated to parc Raciot (rue Sabourin).Aylmer sector:
- parc Louis-Roy;
- parc du Tourbillon (new).Gatineau sector:
- corner of Cartier and des Rapides;
- corner of Saint-Louis and Moreau;
- corner of Saint-Antoine and de la Baie;
- corner of Saint-André and Saint-Paul;
- parc de Lucerne (new);
- parc du Racicot (former Campeau/Hurtubise site).Masson-Angers sector:
- corner of du Fer-à-Cheval and du Quai;
- corner of du Ruisseau and Lasalle (new).
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|●||Since Wednesday afternoon, Gatineau has handed out 93,000 sandbags and 130,000 empty bags from its seven distribution points.|
|●||Municipal crews will be laying rockfill on boulevard Hurtubise and rue Campeau.|
o Rockfill was laid on three sections of chemin du Fer-à-Cheval yesterday.
|●||Firefighters are going door-to-door in the areas at risk of flooding to remind residents about safety precautions.|
Actions by residents
|●||Gatineau reminds everyone that emergency measures are everyone's business, and depend on teamwork. Residents also have an important part to play. They are asked to take the necessary steps to ensure their own safety and protect their homes.|
|●||Gatineau is asking all residents to cooperate in regard to the use of sandbags. Residents are asked to take them gradually to ensure that everyone gets some. That way, everyone will be able to start building up their dikes in preparation for the weekend.|
|●||Gatineau has enough sandbags and sand for all residents who might by affected by the flooding. The seven distribution sites are continuously being restocked with sandbags, loose sand and empty bags.|
Actions by volunteers
|●||A solidarity blitz is underway until 4 p.m. to help fill sandbags. |
Gatineau will hold a second solidarity blitz tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, to help fill sandbags.
|●||Residents are invited to go to aréna Beaudry, at 23, rue Saint-Alexandre, in the Gatineau sector, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m .|
- No registration is required.
- Parking will be available in the neighbouring streets and at École Massé, at 1 rue Saint-Alexandre.
|●||The solidarity blitz will involve filling sandbags. |
- municipal crews will be on hand to coordinate the logistics;
- instructions will be provided on site by identified staff; and
- Gatineau will provide water to the volunteers throughout the day.
|●||Volunteers are asked to wear boots or closed shoes, and to bring:|
- a shovel; and
|●||For logistical reasons and in recognition of food allergies, we ask that no food or drinks be handed out at the site.|
|●||For safety reasons, children will not be permitted on the site.|
|●||Gatineau thanks residents for their availability. Their assistance is invaluable, and their commitment is inspiring.|
|●||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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