Rising waters – Boat launch to remain closed over the coming weeks
The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, would like to inform residents that the boat launch will remain closed over the coming weeks because of the unusually high water levels caused by major flooding in a number of Québec regions, including the West Island of Montréal.
“While the recent drop in water levels is encouraging, the Lake Saint-Louis level will stay relatively high for several weeks. In these circumstances, our teams will continue to monitor the situation in collaboration with Public Security in order to guarantee the health and safety of everyone,” advised Mayor Trudeau.
Currently, the Lake Saint-Louis water level stands at 22.48 metres above sea level and the acceptable threshold for opening the boat launch is 22.40 metres.
Relatively speaking, the floods have spared our area despite the unusually high water levels. The City has had to assist a few residents by providing sandbags and installing diking. A command post was also deployed as soon as the Village of Pointe-Claire came under threat so as to ensure a quick response to the flooding if needed.
In an act of solidarity, the Pointe-Claire authorities promptly stepped in to help the municipalities of Pierrefonds, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville, which were badly hit by the floods.
“In spite of the progress we have made in recent days, our teams are still working hard on site to monitor the situation and provide ongoing support to residents. We ask that everyone remain vigilant and be ready to take the necessary measures, if required,” said Mayor Trudeau in conclusion.
To follow developments in the Lake Saint-Louis water levels and the situation in Pointe-Claire, please visit the portal of the Ministry of Public Security.
Further information is available on the City of Montréal’s emergency preparedness portal at www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc, or by dialling 311.
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