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.
Drivers are asked to slow down when approaching areas where the water has accumulated on the street.