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Gatineau conducting a voluntary and preventive evacuation of parc Riviera
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Gatineau conducting a voluntary and preventive evacuation of parc Riviera

Gatineau, October 30, 2017. – Gatineau is in the process of conducting a voluntary and preventive evacuation of parc Riviera. Due to the heavy rainfall, one sector of parc Riviera has been isolated.

Evacuation of parc Riviera

Police and firefighters are now at parc Riviera helping residents. The park is currently closed.
Approximately 20 people evacuated voluntarily. Additional voluntary evacuations may follow.
Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) buses have been requisitioned.
Centre communautaire Le Baron on rue Du Barry is open to receive the evacuees. The Red Cross is also on site.
- 20 evacuees have reported at the centre.
Our staff will ensure that the evacuations proceed safely.

Crews have been deployed throughout Gatineau

Police
- are at parc Riviera;
- are assisting the Service de sécurité incendie;
- are monitoring road conditions; and
- are working with the Service des travaux publics to close streets as required.

Firefighters
- are at parc Riviera;
- are assisting residents with evacuations; and
- are providing tips on prevention

Service des travaux publics
- is closing or reopening streets as necessary, with the assistance of police;
- is securing the road network;
- is clearing culverts and drain wells;
- is following up as necessary on requests received by the 311 (CANU) non-emergency call centre; and
- is monitoring the roadways.

Prevention tips

Drivers are asked to slow down when approaching areas where the water has accumulated on the street.
Visit gatineau.ca/pluiesabondantes for additional tips in case of water


Quick facts

Parc du Lac-Beauchamp is currently closed to employees and residents as a precaution.
A map of affected streets has been posted on the municipal Web site. That map is being updated in real time, as information is confirmed by our municipal departments.
Our departments are reopening certain streets.
Between midnight and 1 p.m. today, CANU received 562 calls. Of those, 202 were to report sewer back-ups, and 77 were for blocked drain wells. The number of calls has now stabilized.
Although water has accumulated in a number of areas, river levels have not yet reached the warning mark.
Gatineau has an emergency measures plan for dealing with this type of situation.
Gatineau thanks residents for their usual cooperation.


Documents connexes

Tips for reducing the risk of water accumulation

Map of closed streets


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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau

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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