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Spring flood: It's time to start the recovery work: sandbags and demolition materials
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Spring flood: It's time to start the recovery work: sandbags and demolition materials

Gatineau, May 24, 2019. – It's time to start the recovery work. Flood victims whose properties are now completely clear of water are invited to place their soiled sandbags just inside their properly lines. It is important that the bags not be left on the street so as to avoid obstructing traffic and pedestrians. Residents wishing to dispose of their sandbags right away can take them to one of the four temporary sandbag depots set up for this one weekend. Those sites will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only sandbags will be accepted.

This weekend as well, flood victims can leave their construction and demolition waste on their properties along the street. They must be kept separate from the sandbags and household garbage. Some 30 containers will be provided throughout the flooded areas for residents to dispose of their construction materials. Their exact locations are indicated on the map at

Quick facts

The sandbag depot sites will be accessible to residents on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
- Aréna Frank-Robinson (96 rue du Patrimoine, Aylmer sector)
- Ruelle du Como (Gatineau sector, at the entrance to the Hot Air Balloon Festival site)
- St-René snow depot (682 St-René Est, Gatineau sector)
- Masson-Angers snow depot (79 rue Georges, near autoroute 50)
Proof of residence will be required.
There will be security at the sites.
Nothing other than sandbags will be accepted at these sites.
If the water has not completely receded, flood victims should keep their dikes in place as a precaution.

Recovery of sandbags and solidarity blitz

Gatineau will collect sandbags from the edges of properties on the first two weekends in June.
Also, a solidarity blitz is being organized for June 1 and 2.
Close to 890,000 sandbags have been distributed, which is three times as many as in 2017.
Gatineau is calling on residents and contractors to volunteer to lend a hand at the solidarity blitz on June 1 and 2.
Each day of the two-day blitz will be split in two: from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.
For safety reasons, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
For details and gathering points, go to

Associated links

Spring flood

Solidarity blitz

Solidarity blitz news release – May 22, 2019


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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau

À propos de Gatineau

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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