Spring flood update – Monday April 29th 2019

VIGILANCE LEVEL: HIGH

According to the Direction générale de la sécurité civile, water levels did not rise overnight as anticipated and are slightly below yesterday’s levels. A weather system will affect southwestern Quebec on Wednesday; rain, snow and possibly freezing rain are on the menu. The areas most likely to be affected are the Ottawa River Valley, the Montreal area, the Montérégie and Eastern Townships. Rain is also in the forecast for Friday. Water levels remain high, see the forecasts below.

IN HUDSON:

  • 61 homes impacted by the flood, of which 34 are flooded
  • 34 homes have been evacuated voluntarily
  • 36 000 sandbags have been distributed
  • Streets affected by the flooding : Rousseau, Main, Amity, Halcro, Yacht Club, Wharf, Chipman’s Point. See the map : http://bit.ly/2INt8cK for additional details.

NO VOLUNTEERS required at this time for Tuesday, April 30th.Town employees will be at the municipal garage, 529 Main, on Wednesday April 24th  from 8 am – 8 pm to lend a hand to riverside residents who come to fill and collect sandbags. Property owners are strongly advised to bring shovels and manpower to help with filling their sandbags.

RIVERSIDE RESIDENTS: The dedicated phone number: 450-458-4011 remains operational 24/7.

Forecasts:
Ottawa River at Carillon dam :
April 29th:  9593 m3/s
April 30th: 9600 m3/s
May 1st: 9586 m3/s

Lake of Two Mountains at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue :
April 29th: 24.65 m
April 30th: 24.66 m
May 1st: 24.66 m

For additional information: Surveillance de la crue des eaux