Update: a reintegration plan is in place
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Update: a reintegration plan is in place

Gatineau, September 22, 2018. – Some of the victims who were displaced will be able to return home in accordance with the established reintegration plan.

It is important that victims go to the victims centre and register. The centre is located at the Gabrielle-Roy campus of the Cégep de l'Outaouais. The reintegration will be done in stages, under the supervision of the fire department.

Some of the homes are too damaged to be reintegrated. In those cases, Gatineau and the Red Cross will be assisting the victims.

Status report

Municipal departments and their partners met with the victims at the victims centre this afternoon. Between 500 and 600 people took part in the meeting.
The streets in the hardest hit area remain closed to traffic.
- Boulevard Saint-Joseph is also closed to traffic between boulevard Mont-Bleu and the Jean-Proulx traffic circle.
The public roads clean-up is still underway.
The hardest hit area has 215 buildings, including 1,686 dwellings.

Safety messages

People returning to their homes should be vigilant because there is still debris strewn about.
Gatineau asks victims who were evacuated not to return home until the authorities have given them the all clear.
Some traffic lights are still defective or out of service. It is important to come to a full stop at intersections where the traffic lights are not working.
Residents are asked to avoid driving by the affected sectors unless necessary:
- due to safety concerns about possible obstacles (branches, electrical cables, debris, etc.) in the streets;
- to enable crews to work, secure and clean the streets; and
- out of respect for the victims.

Volunteers

Residents wishing to help the victims can donate cash to the Red Cross through bit.ly/2eL882Z.
A drop-off site will be identified. The location and conditions will be shared shortly. Municipal departments and partners are working hand in hand on assessing requirements. Until then, Gatineau thanks residents for their generosity, and asks that they be patient and not bring donations to the victims centre.


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Marie-Hélène Rivard
Chef, relations publiques,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
rivard.marie-helene@gatineau.ca
@ville_gatineau

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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