Spring flood: More road closures, opening of another victims support centre
Gatineau, April 24, 2019
. – More roads had to be closed as a result of water accumulation, particularly in the Masson-Angers, Pointe-Gatineau and Lac-Beauchamp districts.
The Masson-Angers sector is getting more affected. Gatineau opened a second victims support centre to meet the growing needs of residents. It has been open since 1 p.m. this afternoon, and is located at the Masson-Angers service centre at 57 chemin Montréal Est.
In addition, because of the water accumulation, today's scheduled garbage collection on the south side of rue Saint-Sauveur had to be cancelled.(see the map on gatineau.ca
Gatineau is continuing to keep a close eye on the situation. It is monitoring all of the rivers within its territory.
|●||Water levels are rising. However forecast call for gradual stabilization through the day tomorrow|
|●||Our crews are all out in force, supported by a team of Canadian Armed Forces personnel.|
|●||Gatineau asks residents to remain vigilant, and encourages them to take the necessary measures to ensure their safety and protect their homes.|
Update on road conditions
|●||Residents can consult the map at gatineau.ca/crue for real time updates on road conditions.|
|●||The map is updated in real time and indicates which roads are being monitoring, open and closed.|
Changes to the garbage collection schedule
|●||Today's scheduled garbage collection on the south of rue Saint-Sauveur had to be cancelled due to water accumulation.|
|●||A container for household garbage and compost bins will be available to these residents from 6 p.m. today until 4 p.m. tomorrow in each of the following four locations: |
- Corner of East and St-André
- Corner of Fernand-Advisais and St-André
- Corner of Saint-Denis and St-André
- Close to 90 rue Glaude.
|●||These are reserved exclusively for the residents at the south of rue Saint-Sauveur, for their household garbage and compost that could not be picked up today.|
|●||It should be noted that the containers are only for household garbage. A special collection will be organized later for flood victims' oversized items.|
|●||The other areas affected by water are being assessed. For the time being, the regular collection schedule stands. Residents are asked to leave their bins as close as possible to the street without touching the water.|
Number of residents registered as flood victims
|●||At this point (4 p.m.), 476 people (223 households) have registered with Gatineau, including 399 adults and 77 children.|
|●||Among these, 84 people (36 households) are being looked after by the Red Cross and put up in a hotel.|
|●||Flood victims who evacuate their homes must register with municipal officials: |
- by calling 311, option 6; OR
- by going to one of the two victims assistance centres at: centre communautaire Jean-René-Monette (89 rue Jean-René-Monette) or Masson-Angers service centre (57 chemin Montréal Est).
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