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Spring flood: Water levels may not reach expected levels, and Gatineau is opening a victims assistance centre
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Spring flood: Water levels may not reach expected levels, and Gatineau is opening a victims assistance centre

Gatineau, April 20, 2019. – Gatineau is continuing to monitor water levels. Given that rainfall was less than forecast, water levels have been rising more slowly than anticipated. According to the latest projections, by tomorrow (Sunday) evening, water levels could surpass the peak in April 2017, but remain below that in May 2017. Those levels could hold for at least a week. Little precipitation is forecast for the next few days.

Gatineau has opened a victims assistance centre. Flood victims who evacuate their homes are invited to report to municipal authorities:
- at the victims assistance centre at the centre communautaire Jean-René-Monette (89 rue Jean-René-Monette); or
- by calling 311 (option 6).

Flood victims who are in need of emergency shelter or support should go to the centre communautaire Jean-René-Monette (89 rue Jean-René-Monette). The Red Cross is on site to assess their requirements.

Consult gatineau.ca/flood to find out how to prepare and for the latest updates. If you have not already done so, sign up for text message or email alerts to receive important notifications.

Victims assistance centre

The centre will be open according to need and as the situation evolves.
Municipal employees are on site to welcome the flood victims and to direct them towards the appropriate services.
The Red Cross is on site to offer flood victims essential services. Those include housing, food, subsistence costs and, if necessary, clothing.
CISSSO psychosocial workers are offering psychological support to the flood victims.
In regard to pets:
- if possible, pets should be relocated with families, friends or in shelters; but
- if not, Gatineau will assess needs on a case-by-case basis.
Gatineau has arranged for alternative parking for residents who evacuate their homes. For each sector, vehicles can be parked at the locations listed below:

Aylmer sector
- Neighbouring streets.

Masson-Angers sector
- Parc Jack-Eyamie, 40 rue du Bassin

Rue Cartier area
- Neighbouring streets.

Pointe-Gatineau area
- Place Farmer, 74 boulevard Gréber
- Walmart at the Smartcenter, 51 boulevard de la Gappe

Riviera and Glaude area
- Neighbouring streets.

Rue Jacques- Cartier area
- Parc de la Baie (entrance at 1223 rue Jacques-Cartier)

Boulevard Hurtubise area
- Neighbouring streets.
- Parc du Lac-Beauchamp, 741 boulevard Maloney Est

Municipal actions

Gatineau is continuing to monitor water levels.
Gatineau has acquired a third bagging machine for additional bagging capacity.
- Three bagging machines are now operational at the municipal workshops in the Gatineau and Aylmer sectors.
Rockfill was laid on the following roads over the past few days:
- Rue Campeau;
- Boulevard Hurtubise (two sections); and
- Chemin du Fer-à-Cheval (three sections).

Report on the solidarity blitz

Day two of the solidarity blitz took place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at aréna Beaudry. More than 515 volunteers filled 17 900 bags.
Over the two days of the blitz, close to 38 000 bags were filled thanks to the invaluable collaboration of more than 1000 volunteers.
Although the blitz is done, residents wishing to offer their help can go to any one of the distribution sites and fill bags.

Safety tips

As it does every spring, Gatineau is asking residents to be cautious along rivers and waterways.
Call 311 to report any disturbing situation. If the safety of persons or property is at risk, call 911.


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