Sandbagging efforts in high gear in Quebec, New Brunswick flood zones

Sandbagging efforts in high gear in Quebec, New Brunswick flood zones

During that event, over 5,000 residences were flooded and over 4,000 people were forced out of their homes.

Canadian Forces personnel reinforce a dike against the rising floodwaters in Laval, Que., on April 21, 2019.

A vehicle crosses a flooded street in Laval, Canada, on April 21, 2019, as the authorities remain on high alert in expectation of more surges of water across southern Quebec. "But we give them enough resources to leave with dignity". "We have to look to the future".

Lin and Girard said that many of their neighbours are still in the process of rebuilding from the last floods, after having to wait months or years for government compensation or simply the permission to rebuild.

Rapidly melting snow caused bodies of water to swell throughout Quebec, Canada, flooding almost 3,000 homes in the province, officials said Monday. If it doesn't, they're not sure what they'll do.

"We're in a 100 year flood zone, and in three years, we've been hit two times", Girard said.

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Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick, CTV news reported.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Marie-Ève Giguère, Quebec "had exactly the ingredients" to create a severe flooding scenario.

Environment Canada is forecasting little precipitation for the next few days in the flooded corridor stretching west of Montreal along the Ottawa River to the Chaudiere-Appalaches region south of Quebec City.

Authorities are expecting river levels in the Ottawa-Gatineau area will peak on Saturday.

The federal government said it is providing disaster response to Quebec, including hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces already deployed to help with sandbagging and other efforts.

Fifteen communities in that province have been warned to remain on high alert.

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