Floods: the level of the St. Lawrence River under surveillance in Montreal
The mild weather of the last few days and the absence of rain have allowed many courses to d’ water to continue their decline. In Montreal, however, the level of the St. Lawrence River remains under continuous monitoring.
Average flooding was reported in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. In the West Island, some areas along the Rivière des Prairies – near Île Bizard – also suffered minor flooding. Some bridges and roads are still closed.
“Since we will have had several days with low watercourses, there are watercourses that had completely flooded, and as we speak, they have already found their normal bed, ”says Joshua Ménard-Suarez, spokesperson for civil security at the Ministry of Public Security, to The Canadian Press.
“The situation is improving very well, considering that we have good weather, dry weather, and that it will continue for a few more days. All the rivers are down,” he notes.
The Ministry of Public Security calls on citizens to be particularly vigilant in the face of the risk of landslides, favored by the presence of flooded soils.
Residents of affected areas are encouraged to do field checks, looking for “anything unusual, a crack that wasn’t there before, a sag.” If this is the case, it is recommended to report it to the municipality, says Joshua Ménard-Suarez.