Thursday, April 25th 2019, 6:37 pm - Here's your emergency guide to flooding and evacuations in Ottawa and Québec.
IF YOU’RE BEING IMPACTED, OR WANT TO HELP, HERE ARE SOME CONTACTS:
Tune into the Weather Network for live updates, forecasts, and alerts.
The government of Canada has a #floodready campaign to help those impacted by flood damage.
The guide includes first steps, ways to protect your properly, as well as how to prepare an emergency tool kit.
For people with disabilities, here’s an emergency preparedness guide
For the elderly, here’s an emergency guide by the Red Cross.
For tips on how to protect your property from water damage, here’s a guide by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
To recieve or give help, you can visit the RedCross.ca
For information on where you can go if your home has been evacuated, call 1-800-863-6582.
Ontario has a flood forecasting and warning program, which prepare provincial and local authorities in the event of a flood. The website includes alerts, a flood map, as well as a map of all the affected districts.
Your local conservation authority is responsible for local flood messaging.
Your local municipality is responsible for on-the-ground flood response.
Please call emergency services (9-11) if you see flooding in an area that is not monitored by civil authorities.
For urgent matters, contact Ottawa’s 3-11 service, which is available 24 hours. They also have an online report portal.
Follow the City of Ottawa on Twitter for live updates.
Urgence Québec is encouraging citizens who are leaving the city due to flooding to let their municipality know by leaving a note in their mailbox, with the date and time of their departure.
The website also gives tips on how to prepare an emergency kit.
You can find an updated list of flooded areas here.
For updated citizen information, follow Montreal’s Twitter page.
You can call Montreal’s 3-11 service for key information. It’s open 24 hours and you also submit urgent request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On social media, watch out for the following hashtags: #inondations2019