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Spring flood: Water levels rising gradually
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Spring flood: Water levels rising gradually

Gatineau, April 22, 2019. – Water levels are still rising gradually. No precipitation is forecast for today. However, 15 to 20 mm of rainfall are expected on Tuesday.

Gatineau is continuing to keep an eye on the situation. Our crews remain out in force, supported by 25 Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

Gatineau is asking residents to remain vigilant. Despite the slow rise in water levels, residents are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety and protect their homes.


Quick facts

So far, 145 persons (70 households) have registered with municipal officials: 117 adults and 28 children.
Flood victims who are evacuating their homes are reminded to register:
- by going to the victims assistance centre at the centre communautaire Jean-René-Monette (89 rue Jean-René-Monette); OR
- by calling 311, option 6.
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.
The presence of water has affected traffic in certain areas. You will find a map with real time updates at gatineau.ca/flood.

Safety tips

Gatineau asks that everyone avoid driving through the flooded areas, unless absolutely necessary, in order to ensure that they remain accessible to response vehicles. The situation can be followed online.
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
Director,
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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