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High water levels: Lake Saint-Louis monitored

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to remind you that the water levels in Lake Saint-Louis are still being monitored and that all response equipment and teams are ready in case of flooding. The heavy rain and strong winds forecast in the next few days will increase the water level in Lake Saint-Louis.

According to data from the Government of Québec, the water level in Lake Saint-Louis is below the lower flooding threshold of 22.45 metres. The water level reached 22.20 metres at 11 a.m.

Here are the preventive measures taken by the City up to now:

  • Our teams have gone door-to-door and distributed letters in order to inform residents whose property is located in an area at risk of the actions that should be taken quickly, depending on how the situation changes;
  • Pallets of sandbags have been delivered to addresses with a risk of flooding;
  • A temporary command post has been set up in Pointe-Claire Village.

The persons in charge of emergency measures at the City of Pointe-Claire are in contact with the Centre de sécurité civile at the City of Montréal to monitor changes in the situation.

The City encourages you to be prepared for every possibility and have an emergency kit to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. This is how long it could take emergency workers to get to you, or for disrupted utility services to be restored. To be ready in case of an emergency: https://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/emergency-preparedness/

To track changes in the water level in Lake Saint-Louis: https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/tableau-station.php?id=02OA039

To track changes in bodies of water that are being monitored due to a risk of flooding: https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/

Depending on how the situation changes, you can contact Inspection – Public Security at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week): 514-630-1234, secpub@pointe-claire.ca