Spring flood: Gatineau is continuing its efforts, and the Canadian Armed Forces have been deployed
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Spring flood: Gatineau is continuing its efforts, and the Canadian Armed Forces have been deployed

Gatineau, April 21, 2019. – Gatineau is continuing to monitor the situation closely. All hands are on deck. The Canadian Armed Forces joined the municipal employees on the ground this morning.

Situation update

In the past few hours, the rise in water levels has slowed, even stabilized. Levels are currently below yesterday's projections. No precipitation is forecast for today or tomorrow.
The Canadian Armed Forces have arrived to lend a hand. Twenty-five military personnel have been deployed to Gatineau. Today, they are inspecting the flooded roads, in particular rue Hurtubise and chemin du Fer-à-Cheval. They are also helping out at the three sandbag distribution sites. They are presently at the busiest locations:
- parc Racicot;
- the corner of Saint-Louis and Moreau; and
- the corner of Saint-André and Saint-Paul.
So far, 37 households have registered with municipal officials: 63 adults and 16 children.
Flood victims who are evacuating their homes are reminded to register:
- by going to the victims assistance centre at 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.

Update on the road disruptions

The presence of water has affected traffic in certain sectors. You will find a map with real time updates at gatineau.ca/flood.
At the time of publication, the situation was as follows:
Street closures:
- rue Saint-Louis between Blais and Moreau; and
- rue René between Oscar and Saint-Louis;
Streets restricted to local traffic only:
- rue Oscar;
- rue Saint-Louis between autoroute 50 and rue Blais;
- rue Blais between the dead end and rue Saint-Louis;
- rue Adélard;
- rue René between the dead end and rue Oscar, and between Saint-Louis and Saint-François-Xavier;
- rue Jacques-Cartier between de la Baie and Saint-Louis;
- rue Riviera;
- Saint-Patrice, Saint-Paul and Glaude between Saint-Sauveur and Riviera;
- rue de Versailles between rue Watt and boulevard Hurtubise;
- rue Campeau between rue Notre-Dame and boulevard Hurtubise;
- boulevard Hurtubise; and
- chemin du Fer-à-Cheval between chemin du Quai and the dead end.

Safety tips

Gatineau asks that everyone avoid driving through the flooded areas in order to ensure that they remain accessible to response vehicles. The situation can be viewed online.
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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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
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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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