It’s been a few days of recovery for cities in Eastern Canada after flooding throughout the region.
Quebec and Ontario were both hit by heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding in communities across the provinces. On Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lent a hand, helping with bagging sand in Quebec.
Now, different cities are sharing maps of affected areas, and where to find assistance.
Earlier today, the City of Montréal extended the state of emergency until May 14 in three boroughs and two reconstituted cities within the agglomeration in response to an unprecedented rise in water levels causing flooding in the following areas: Ahuntsic–Cartierville; L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève; Pierrefonds-Roxboro; Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue; and Senneville. A total of 243 homes have been evacuated in the region.
These emergency centres and reception centre have been set up in the area:
According to the City of Ottawa, water levels in the Ottawa River peaked on Monday morning. The city is now seeing a slow decline in the water levels is occurring in Constance Bay, Fitzroy Harbour, Dunrobin, MacLarens Landing, Britannia, and Cumberland.
A list of closed city parks is available on their website, and they have provided a map of where to find sand and bags within the city.
In Gatineau, officials say that water levels have diminished slightly and since no further significant rainfall is expected this week, water should recede gradually. But this process could take several week.
In an update on Tuesday morning, the City said that the maximum rise forecasted in water levels has been reached in most areas along the Ottawa River, between Mattawa and the Hawkesbury/Grenville area.
An interactive map is available through the city outlining road closures, and areas being monitored. The map also shows distribution of sandbags.