The Quebec flood is out of control.
So much so that the Quebec Government has called in the Canadian army to help cope with the historic floods that are sweeping the province, it has been confirmed.
The news was announced on Friday afternoon, and it is expected that army personnel will be on the ground on Saturday to help tackle the rising flood waters.
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy Martin Coiteaux tweeted that 400 soldiers will be deployed in the regions most affected by the floods #polqc
400 soldats seront déployé dans les régions les plus affectées par les inondations #polqc
— Martin Coiteux (@CoiteuxMartin) May 6, 2017
- Environment Canada issues major rainfall warning for Metro Montreal
- 11 photos and videos of the flooding around Montreal
Already saturated after the recent rainfall, Montreal is once again facing a weather warning with Environment Canada advising that a further 40 mm could soak the area by Sunday morning.
“The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall,” the statement warns.
Earlier today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted out his support for the people of Quebec, saying that Ottawa is “…standing by to offer any help needed.”
Our thoughts are with those affected by floods in Quebec & Ontario. We’re monitoring the situation and standing by to offer any help needed.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 5, 2017
That help is expected to include army personnel and equipment.