Flood season 2019
Floods - Special Planning Zone (SPZ)
The Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation (MAMH) has published an adjusted version of the delimitation of the territory affected by the Special Planning Zone. Many zones have been removed from the map on the territory of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
As indicated in the legend, the territories hatched in blue have been subtracted from the SPZ.
Consult the most recent map (updated on September 30, 2019): VIEW MAP
All details about the Gouvernment's moratory
Consult the PowerPoint Presentation of the Public meeting that was held on July 4 by the Gouvernment:
On Friday, August 2, 2019, Borough Management and Mayor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis met with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, in Quebec City, who listened very carefully to the demands and concerns of our Borough and its residents.
Since this meeting, please note that the contact information for those who registered before Tuesday, August 6, has already been sent to the Ministry in Quebec City. We continue to take the names and addresses of people who wish to be removed from the zone until August 19, 2019, when we will send the final list to the government as required. We do not know what will happen next but be assured that we will keep you informed. The entire municipal administration is mobilized and working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and to find a viable common ground with government authorities on this issue.
According to the Ministry, the ZIS map does not mean that houses are in flood risk areas, but that they are in an area where the moratorium will apply until the government can consider long-term solutions to prevent flooding. Inevitably some addresses will remain in the area but the Ministry has assured us that it will do so on a case-by-case basis for exceptional situations. Please be assured that we will defend the rights of our citizens to the best of our ability.
Daily watch of the state of the Rivière des Prairies
As a preventive measure, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro has been conducting a daily watch since the start of the 2019 spring flood to monitor the state of the Rivière des Prairies.
A total of 6 different water points are evaluated each day by a land surveyor who compiles the collected data. Citizens are invited to follow the Borough on Facebook to find regular updates about the river fluctuation levels and to subscribe to the borough's newsletter to receive up-to-date information and tips.
Return to normal and reintegration
The Ville de Montréal allows for progressive reintegration of residences.
Lower water levels enable us to move on to recovery mode in all neighborhoods affected by the spring flood. The health and safety of citizens who will return to their homes are our utmost priorities. Multidisciplinary teams are on site to help citizens recover their homes. The city asks for the public's cooperation in order to restore the situation in affected areas as effectively as possible, and to help streamline cleaning efforts.
Read the official press release issued by the Ville de Montréal
Information meeting for flood victims with the Ministère de la Sécurité Publique
Following the spring flood of 2019, the Borough worked in collaboration with the Ministère de la Sécurité Publique(MSP) to organize an information meeting for flood victims. A meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m., at the Pierrefonds cultural centre (13850, boulevard Gouin Ouest Gouin).
The session was organized by the MSP's Recovery Department in collaboration with the Organisation de la Sécurité civile de l'agglomération de Montréal (OSCAM), the health network, the Canadian Red Cross, Hydro-Québec and the Ministère de l'Agriculture, de Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ).
During the meeting, residents received detailed information on the compensation and financial assistance program made available to affected residents and businesses affected by the MSP.
Consult the General indemnity and financial assistance program regarding actual or imminent disasters - Flooding
If you wish to book an appointment with a representative of the Ministère de la Sécurité publique regarding the financial assistance program, compose : 1 888 643-2433
Volunteering, donations, help for flood victims
Check the street closures in real time on this link : CLICK HERE
April 19, 2019 - Opening of the multi-services help centre for flood victims at the Pierrefonds cultural centre [125,8 ko - pages]
April 3, 2019 - 2019 Spring flood prevention campaign under way in Pierrefonds-Roxboro [54,5 ko - pages]
||On March 21, Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough has launched its Resident's Guide "In case of a flood, be prepared!"
This guide contains advice and recommendations in case of a flood.