Floods

 

Summary

 

Current Status

Latest update : May 24, 2019, 11:30 am

INTERVENTION 1 Mode

Please note that the next newsletter will be published on Monday, May 27th, unless the forecast changes in the next few days. However, we remain in Intervention 1 mode.

WEATHER and IMPACT

Currently, the levels are stable. A slight increase is expected starting today, following ongoing rains in the watersheds of the Ottawa river.

It is important not to dismantle the dikes yet, as variations in water levels could still occur.

Dikes will be dismantled when we reach RECOVERY mode, at which time the City will send out a newsletter.

RIVIÈRE DE L’ANSE-À-L’ORME

  • For the North sector, the situation is stable. We are maintaining a constant watch on the l’Anse-à-l'Orme River, Leslie-Dowker, Meloche and Tremblay ditches as well as the Leslie-Dowker pumping station.

SAFETY

  • For everyone’s safety, we ask that you avoid passing through the areas of Ste. Anne Street, between the de l’Église and Pacifique, and Grier Street between chemin Senneville and the Parc Godin parking lot. In the event of a dam breaking, you could be seriously injured.
  • The properties on Ste-Anne Street, between chemin Senneville and the Galipeault Bridge, as well as the downtown area, remain under surveillance by the Montreal Fire Services (SIM).
  • We are monitoring risk areas every two hours to observe water level fluctuations in Lac Saint-Louis and Lac des Deux-Montagnes. In addition, the Municipal Patrol has two resources operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • If a situation seems abnormal, please contact the Emergency Flood Line at any time by calling 514-457-6666. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

ROAD CLOSURE

  • Rue Grier, between Pacifique and the Parc Godin parking lot, remains closed.
  • Chemin de l'Anse-à-l'Orme, between chemin Senneville and north of Timberlea-Trail, remains closed in both directions.

 

⇒ Water Level - Lac des Deux-Montagnes

⇒ Water Level - Las St-Louis (you need to click I agree and the bottom of the page)

 

Levels of activation of the emergency plan

 

Information Management

NORMAL MODE

  • Website: daily updates on this page as of April 4, 2019
  • Social media: daily updates on Twitter and Facebook (@VilledeSADB) as of April 4, 2019

STAND-BY MODE

  • Newsletters: A newsletter will be sent each day as soon as we enter Stand-By Mode, Registration here
  • Website: Daily updates 
  • Social Media: daily updates on Twitter and Facebook (@VilledeSADB)
  • Flood Emergency line514 457-6666

INTERVENTION 1 AND 2 MODES

  • CodeRED: Calls and messages launched as soon  as we enter  Intervention mode. Registration here
  • Newsletter Distribution: In the « red zone » as soon as we enter Intervention mode
  • Website: Daily updates 
  • Social Media: daily updates on Twitter and Facebook (@VilledeSADB)
  • Flood Emergency line514 457-6666
  • NewslettersRegistration here

RECOVERY MODE

 

Red zones

 

Prepare Yourself!

CAREFULLY PREPARE AND LOWER THE RISKS

  • Check to see if your home is located in a flood-prone area.
  • Contact your municipality to familiarize yourself with the flooding risksin your district and the emergency measures in place.
  • Prepare a family emergency plan and an emergency kit.
  • Have an anti-backflow device (or check valve) installed. This device will prevent wastewater from overflowing municipal sewers from entering your basement. Ask an expert!
  • Check whether your home insurance covers flooding.

FAMILY SAFETY PLAN

A family safety plan is very useful in case of an emergency. Take a few moments to prepare your own plan. It’s easy!

  • Always have an emergency kit in your home. Your kit should contain enough material, food and water to provide for your family’s basic needs during the first 3 days of an emergency situation.
  • List the contact information of the persons you’ll need to get in touch with in case of an emergency – family members, daycare, school, municipality, etc.
  • Prepare a home evacuation plan.
  • Make sure you know how to shut off water, electricity and gas in your home, should the need arise. 
  • In the event of an emergency, avoid using the elevator.
  • Plan an emergency route if you have to evacuate your neighbourhood. Plan an alternate route in case some roads are closed. For your safety, remember to notify the authorities responsible for the emergency measures in your municipality that you have evacuated your home, and of the location where you are staying.
  • Take an inventory of all your belongings, as well as proofs of purchase, photographs or videos. Keep these documents and a copy of your home and automobile insurance policies outside of your home in a secure location, at the office for example.

EMERGENCY KIT

It’s important to have an emergency kit in your home. Make sure it contains enough material, food and water to meet your family’s basic needs for at least the first 3 days of an emergency situation. Keep your emergency kit in a place that is easy to access. Check its contents yearly and replace batteries and water supplies as required.

Always have the following items in your home. Ideally, they should be placed in a backpack or a storage bin:

  • Drinking water — two litres per person per day, for at least 3 days;
  • Non-perishable food — enough for at least 3 days;
  • Manual can opener;
  • Battery-operated radio — spare batteries;
  • Flashlight or headlamp — spare batteries, or a hand-crank flashlight or headlamp;
  • Lighter or matches and candles;
  • First Aid kit — antiseptic, pain medication, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, scissors, etc.; 
  • Whistle — to signal your presence to rescuers;
  • Dust masks — to filter contaminated air;
  • Map or GPS;
  • Compass;
  • Sunglasses and sun lotion;
  • Pocketknife;
  • Small toolbox;
  • Tent, sleeping bag and foam mat;
  • Camping stove, fuel and kitchen utensils; 
  • Personal care items;
  • Over-the-counter medications (antihistamine, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.);
  • Prescription medications (prescribed by your doctor); 
  • Garbage bags;
  • Hiking shoes or boots; 
  • Waterproof clothing;
  • Spare clothes;
  • A deck of cards, books, magazines.

The first seven items will make it possible for you and your family to survive during the first 3 days of an emergency situation, while you wait for rescue or for essential services to be re-established.

 

Protect your home … not your property

  1. Install a backflow preventer valve to your floor or garage drains to prevent backup of sanitary sewers.
  2. Caulk and seal your basement windows.
  3. Build a sand dike directly against the outside wall for added strength.
  4. Check that your submersible pump is in good working order.
  5. Rent additional pumps as necessary.
  6. Move your furniture upstairs, if possible

Homeowners are required to obtain the necessary equipment and labour to protect their home or business.

If water begins to cover the floor,

DO NOT TAKE A RISK, CALL 9-1-1 

Hydro-Québec or the SIM will take the necessary measures

See the video of the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro as an example.

Side view


Front view

 

Where to get sandbags and plastic foil?

Plastic foil - Vapour Barrier : Thickness 0.006 inches / 0.150 mm

RONA Pincourt
1200 Boulevard du Traversier, Pincourt
514-457-3337 

Patrick Morin
1900 Boulevard du Traversier, Pincourt
514-425-5858

Réno Dépôt
3010 Boulevard de la gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion
450-455-3067

Home-Dépôt
55 Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Vaudreuil-Dorion
450-510-2600

The Ministère de la sécurité publique now offers a compensation and financial assistance program for victims of disasters such as floods:

 

Volunteering

You are responsible for securing your property.

If you need help building your sand dams, make the request on our Facebook page Floods SADB.

:: The City cannot guarantee assistance within the required time ::

In Stand-By mode, residences and businesses located in the "red zone" can receive up to 2 pallets of sand free of charge. Affected owners must call 514 457-6666 to make the request; first come, first served.

 

Pumps and Generators Warning

When emptying your basement, be extremely careful when operating your pumps and generators, in order to avoid suffocation, electrocution or ignition of a fire.

The use of (gasoline) pumps can be a source of carbon monoxide poisoning which can cause various effects ranging from headaches to coma and death. Be advised that asphyxiating gases are odorless, colorless and painless. These appliances must be placed outdoors and ensure that the wind does not push the exhaust into the house.

If you or anyone around you feels any discomfort, stop the operation of your pump, call 911 or see a doctor immediately.

 

If you must evacuate your home

Inform the municipal authorities by calling at 514 457-6666.

WHY ?

  • To reach you in case of emergency or additional damage to your home
  • To be aware of the evacuated areas to ensure more surveillance
  • To inform you of the procedure to return to your home when the time comes

When you call, we will be asked the following questions:

  • Personal information (name, address, telephone number where we can reach you)?
  • How many people were evacuated and how many stayed at home?
  • Do you need assistance to get to Centre Harpell?
  • Do you take specific medications?
  • Are you disabled?
  • Do you have any pets?

Centre Harpell is a transition centre where you will find shelter, food, psychological support, minor medical care and help with relocation.

If you have not managed to reach family or friends, the City will accommodate you for a maximum of 24 hours.

 

Return home

CAREFUL!

Before you go back home, it is imperative to get advice from the authorities and professionals, especially if your home has been flooded. 

1. Notify 514 457-6666 of your intention to return to your home.

  • The Montreal Fire Department (SIM) will contact you to set up an evaluation of your home

2. Wait for the SIM visit and authorization to return to your home and follow all their recommendations.

3. Consult specialists

  • A master electrician to restore power, check the condition of your electrical installations and carry out any work required to restore them.
  • A heating specialist to get your appliances up and running again
  • A plumber to check the pipes.
  • Énergir or your gas distributor to reopen the gas supply line.

4. Take pictures

  • Make a list of the damage caused to your property and send this information to your Borough and your insurer.

5. Other recommendations

  • Wear boots and gloves.
  • Watch out for pieces of broken glass and other dangerous debris that may injure you.
  • Avoid using electrical extensions in places where there are still damp spots.
  • Don’t use any flood-dirty electrical or heating equipment, to avoid the risk of electrocution or fire.
  • Dispose of all food and medication that have been in contact with flood water or that could not be stored at appropriate temperature.
  • Dispose of anything damaged by following the municipality’s instructions in this regard.
  • Keep an eye on the structure of your home. Floor bulging or wall warping could jeopardize your family’s safety as well as your own.
 

Cleanup

Containers: When the time comes, the city will offer citizens containers for the disposal of garbage.

Additional garbage collection: When the time comes, there will be additional garbage collection for citizens affected.

Cleaning kits: When the time comes, citizens will have free access to a cleaning kit consisting of a mask and rubber gloves.

Volunteer cleanup brigades: Watch the city's communication channels for the date(s) of volunteer cleanup brigades.

 

Emergency Numbers

Flood emergency 
(activated in Stand-By mode)

514 457-6666

Police and Fire 9-1-1

Info-Santé : 8-1-1 (Health-Info)

CLSC du Lac-St-Louis (CIUSSS) : 514 697-4110

Hydro-Québec : 1-800-790-2424 (Power Outage Info)  or call 9-1-1 (Emergency situation)

Énergir : 1-800-361-8003 (odours and gas leak) or call 9-1-1

Transport Québec : 5-1-1 (Road Network)

 

Available Financial Aid

The Red Cross provides direct financial assistance to victims of spring floods. You must apply online: croixrouge.ca/inondationsquebec

TQuebec Ministère de la Sécurité publique offers a compensation program and financial assistance for the implementation of at least one temporary preventive measure. Get information on their website : 

 

Useful web links