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Lake Saint-Louis Flood Warning

Pointe-Claire is continuously monitoring the situation to ensure the health and safety of everyone

The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, and members of City Council would like to inform residents that all monitoring measures are in place and that emergency teams are ready to intervene if the rising waters of Lake Saint-Louis result in flooding.

“All preventive measures have been taken, and we are ready to intervene as needed. We also ask all residents to remain vigilant and to be ready to take whatever actions may be required. We are making every effort to ensure the health and safety of Pointe-Claire residents,” stated Mayor Trudeau.

The Lake’s waters have risen dramatically in recent days as a result of the heavy rainfall in Québec and the Montréal region. This rise in water levels, combined with the forecast of more rain and the higher snow-melting temperatures, could worsen the situation.

The City would like to remind residents of some of the precautions that should be taken in the event of flooding:

Before

  • Prepare an emergency kit for yourself and your family containing basic items that enables you to live independently for 72 hours.
  • Bring any items in the basement that could be damaged upstairs.

If you need help assessing your situation, call 514-630-1234.

During

  • Keep abreast of the situation. Check the city’s civil protection portal at ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc.
  • Follow emergency workers’ directions.
  • Leave your home if you have to because of rising water levels, or if authorities ask you to do so.
  • Avoid travelling by vehicle in flooded areas.

After

  • Have specialists check electrical wiring and heating units.
  • Be sure that tap water is safe to drink.
  • Clean rooms that were contaminated by flooding.
  • Throw away all food and medication that was touched by contaminated water.

To learn more, visit the city’s civil protection portal at ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc or call 311.

 

Information: 514 630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca