Floods across the province have now forced more than 9,500 citizens to evacuate their homes.
The number of people affected is now more than twice what it was during the devastating floods of 2017, according to numbers from Quebec Public Security.
- The City of Montreal declares state of emergency as flooding potential increases
- Ottawa declares state of emergency due to flooding
- The City of Montreal advises citizens what to do in case of flooding
- Quebec public security orders immediate evacuation of Chute-Bell dam
The increased evacuation numbers are due in large part to over 5,000 residents in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac who’ve been forced out of their homes after floodwaters broke through a dike over the weekend.
J’étais aujourd’hui, à Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac.
Les policiers et les bénévoles ont accompli un travail remarquable en procédant à plus de 5 000 évacuations, depuis hier soir, suite à la rupture d’une digue.
Courage tout le monde.
On va passer au travers. pic.twitter.com/Inm0TeF1Y6
— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 28, 2019
More than 6,000 homes have been flooded according to Quebec Public Security, with over 3,500 having been cut off from their communities by flood waters.
While visiting Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac over the weekend, Premier François Legault announced the province will donate $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross to help aid victims.
As of Sunday night, roughly 1,000 Quebecers had taken up living at Canadian Red Cross sites across the province.
View this post on Instagram