Ville de Gatineau
Flood update
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Ville de Gatineau
Media advisory
Flood update

Gatineau, April 19, 2023. – Water levels continue to rise, at the rate of approximately one centimetre hourly. Projections remain unchanged. Crews continue to prepare and monitor developments in the field.

Sandbags are being delivered to the distribution sites throughout the territory in the high-risk areas. An additional sandbag distribution site has been set up at the corner of rue Carmen and boulevard de la Gappe in the Gatineau sector.

The placement of rockfill is continuing on boulevard Hurtubise Ouest and chemin du Fer-à-Cheval. This operation should be completed around 9 p.m. Crews will then continue on boulevard Hurtubise Est right after.

Service de sécurité incendie crews have started going door to door in Pointe-Gatineau and on rue Jacques-Cartier to check on homes in the areas that could be affected. They will resume their operations tomorrow in the other sectors.

Gatineau will continue to update residents as the situation evolves. Residents are asked to sign up for text and e-mail alerts at

Associated links

Webcast – Spring freshet situation update – Comité exécutif April 19 (in French only)

Media scrum – Spring freshet – Comité exécutif April 19, 2023 (in French only)

CISSS de l'Outaouais news release – What to do before a flood? (in French only)


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Ville de Gatineau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 292 000 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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