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Prevention campaign 2018 

 

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 2018 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 and Twitter to find regular updates about the river fluctuation levels.

May 18, 2018

5:40 p.m. - NORMAL MODE | Considering the drop in water levels and flows below the minor flood threshold and the downward forecast for the next few days, the Civil Protection Plan for the Montréal agglomeration is now in normal mode.

May 14, 2018

5:50 p.m. - NORMAL MODE | Good news!

Considering the flow and water level measurements of the rivière des Prairies (RDP), which has been in constant decline for the past 72 hours and the weather forecasts announced for the coming days, the Civil Protection Plan for the Montréal agglomeration is now actived in NORMAL mode.

The Borough will still continue to provide proactive field monitoring on a day-to-day basis and keep implementing the preventive measures put in place since the beginning of the spring flood.

May 14, 2018

3:17 p.m. - WATCH MODE | The Borough continues its daily monitoring of the waterways’ levels and flows on its territory. 

The recent data collected show that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is still decreasing (2,220 m3/s), below the minor tresholds (2,550 m3/s). The state of the situation is stable and remains in watch mode. 

Hydrological and hydraulic forecasts show a steady decline in water flows and levels for the next few days.

May 12, 2018

1:36 P.M. - WATCH MODE | The most recent data collected by the Borough indicate that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RPD) is still decreasing, below the minor flood thresholds. The state of the situation remains stable and in watch mode.

May 11, 2018

2:42 p.m. - WATCH MODE | The Borough's daily monitoring indicates that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is currently 2,340 m 3/s, below the minor flood threshold (2,550 m3/s). The status of the situation remains in watch mode.

Due to the beautiful weather forecast for the next few days, according to the Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec (CEHQ), the flow should continue to decrease to 2,270 m3/s by Sunday.

May 10, 2018

5:25 p.m. – IN WATCH MODE | The analyzes of different points of the river show that the state of the situation is still stable, under the minor flood thresholds for the rivière des Prairies (RDP). The Borough’s monitoring plan remains in watch mode. According to the 48 hours forecast, a decrease in flows and levels is anticipated by Saturday.

May 9, 2018

11:16 a.m.- IN WATCH MODE| Daily monitoring of the spring flood indicates that the flow of the Rivière des Prairies (RDP) is still below the minor flood thresholds. The situation remains stable in WATCH mode.

As a precautionary measure, the Borough has mobilized its resources since the beginning of the spring flood season, among other things, to prepare sandbags and ensure the installation of dike protection systems in vulnerable areas. The state of the current situation in watch mode, below the minor flood thresholds, does not require a distribution of sandbags.

The Borough continues to provide daily surveillance throughout its territory to intervene quickly with preventive measures if necessary.

May 8, 2018

5:42 p.m. - IN WATCH MODE | The most recent data collected by the Borough show that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is currently at 2,348 m3/s, still below the minor flood threshold (2,550 m3 / s).

According to the report issued by the Montreal Public Security and Resilience Department, the flow should remain stable until Thursday. The status of the situation remains in WATCH mode.

May 7, 2018

3:35 p.m. - IN WATCH MODE | According to the most recent report published by the Montreal Public Security and Resilience Department, the flow of rivière des Prairies (RDP) is currently at 2,378 m3/s, still below the minor flood threshold (2,550 m3/s). The state of the situation remains activated in WATCH mode. 

Although no impact on the ground/on site has been reported, the Borough continues to monitor waterways on a daily basis and is implementing preventive measures on site to protect vulnerable areas.

May 6, 2018

12:28 p.m. - IN WATCH MODE | The daily monitoring of the water levels and flows conducted by the Borough shows that the state of the situation is stable for the rivière des Prairies (RDP), still below the minor flood thresholds. A slight decrease in flow has even been observed in the last hours.

May 5, 2018

1:37 p.m. - IN WATCH MODE | According to the most recent analyzes conducted today, flows and levels of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) are approaching minor flood thresholds. Considering the increases observed over the past few hours throughout the entire Montreal Agglomeration hydrographic network, the Civil Protection Plan for the Montréal agglomeration in WATCH mode.

Although the snow cover in the watershed is almost gone, levels and flows are expected to continue to raise in the coming days to reach the season normal.

Regarding the Borough, no impact on the ground has been reported, but preventive mitigation measures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable sectors and continuous monitoring is carried out in the field.

Please stay informed by following our Facebook page and take your necessary preventive measures as indicated in the citizen's guide prepared by the Borough.

May 4, 2018

5:25 p.m. - The latest analyses of the rivière des Prairies indicate that the state of the situation is still in normal mode, below the minor flood threshold.

Due to the expected rainfalls this weekend, water flows and levels are expect to increase. The Borough will publish regular updates on this page to keep you informed.

May 2, 2018

1:13 p.m. - The daily monitoring of watercourses conducted by the Borough shows that the state of the situation is in normal mode for the rivière des Prairies and that the levels and flows are still below the minor flood thresholds.

May 1, 2018

5:17 p.m. - According to the latest report published by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal on May 1, 2018, despite expected rainfalls over the next few days, the water levels and flows will slighty increase, but a rapid stabilization is expected. 

The state of the situation for the rivières des Prairies is still in normal mode today.

April 30, 2018

2:56 p.m. - With the many rainfalls over the past few days, the flow and level of the rivière des Prairies have increased when compared to the measures taken in the last 72 hours, but have not reached the minor flood thresholds.

According to the scales established by the Montreal Public Security and Resilience Department, the situation is in normal mode for the rivière des Prairies. As a preventive measure, we invite you to prepare adequately during this period of the spring flood. Consult your resident’s guide In case of flood, be ready! prepared by the Borough.

April 29, 2018

4:21 p.m. - The Borough has been conducting a daily watch of the rivers located on its territory. Due to the many rainfalls of the recent days, an increase in flows and water levels has been observed throughout the entire Montreal Agglomeration hydrographic network this week.

The latest measures taken indicate that the situation is still stable for the rivière des Prairies. We invite you to visit our Facebook page daily to follow the state of the situation.

April 26, 2018

Rainfall forecasts for the next few days, coupled with the melting of snow and ice cover due to warm weather, will impact water levels and flows in rivers and lakes across the province. Levels and flows should return to seasonal norms over the next week.

The latest analyzes show that the state of the situation is still stable for the rivière des Prairies (RDP). We invite you to stay informed by visiting our Facebook page regularly and to consult the preventive measures to take in case of flood.

April 23, 2018

9 h 57 - The latest analyzes of water levels and flows of the rivière des Prairies indicate that the state of the situation is still stable, below the minor flood thresholds.
According to Environment Canada forecasts, sunny weather is expected until next Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from 1 ° C to 17 ° C. Rainfall is expected towards the end of the week (Wednesday and Thursday). Stay tuned for the status of the watercourse monitoring situation.

April 17, 2018

3:20 p.m. - Following the many rainfalls in recent days, the level and flow of the rivière des Prairies remain stable. The Borough continues to conduct daily monitoring during this spring flood season as a preventive measure.

April 14, 2018

12:05 p.m. - The status report from the past 24 hours indicates that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is stable. Overall, the water level of the RDP has decreased by 30 to 50 cm throughout this past week, depending on the sector.

April 10, 2018

4:14 p.m. - The latest data updates show that the water level is below the season’s average and that the flow has significantly decreased since the last measurement.

April 6, 2018

10 a.m. - Analysis of data collected over the past 24 hours indicates that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is still declining and that the situation is in normal mode.

April 5, 2018

4:30 p.m. - Daily monitoring of the spring flood indicates that the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is normal and the trend is downward.

As a preventive measure, the borough has mobilized its resources since the beginning of the spring flood, among other things, to prepare sandbags.

April 4, 2018

12:24 p.m. - Today, the water level is normal and presents no risk of flooding.

3:55 p.m. - According to the mid-day report, the flow of the rivière des Prairies (RDP) is stable below the seasonal median.

 

Protection Dike Systems

May 7 - Since the beginning of the spring flood season, the Borough has implemented several preventive mitigations measures on the field to protect vulnerable areas.

This morning, Public Works crews continued to build a protective dike system near 5e avenue Nord on the bike path. Polythene sheeting rolls was placed on sandbags to provide better protection. In total, the length covered with polythene this morning is 150 feet, over a total length of dike of about 600 feet.

This operation also allows the Borough to anticipate the amount of time required to perform this type of work in order to be ready in case of flood.

May 3 - These last few days, our Public Works crew  tested on site the new modern and effective protection dike systems acquired by the Borough on Dauville Street. A "MuscleWalls" and "FloodStop" as seen on the images can replace up to 300 sandbags and takes less than an hour to install, requiring few man power for installation.

This initiative allows the training and preparation of our teams to rapidly and strategically install the various systems, in the event of a flood or other disaster should occur. Great work done by our Public Works crews!

Resident's guide

      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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Capsules

In this short capsule, Borough Mayor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis talks about the 2008 spring flood prevention campaign.

 

How to caulk a window in case of a flood

This short capsule (in PDF) explain the planning and the caulking of your windows. You can also watch the video capsule on YouTube.

    
Advice of a 2017 flood victim who explains how to properly caulk your windows to protect your goods and property.

 

The 72-hour Emergency Kit

This short capsule explains how to prepare your emergency kit for at least three days.

   In an emergency, you are primarily responsible for your own safety and that of your family as well as for safeguarding your own belongings. Keep within reach either a bag or bin containing a few personal belongings and basic items that will enable you to be self-sufficient for at least three days.  

See which items should be part of your emergency kit.

 

Backwater valves

In this third video, on the spring flood, Julien de l’Étoile, Building Inspector for the Borough of Pierrefonds-R$oxboro, explains the importance of backwater valves in your home to prevent the risks of flooding or sewer backup.

 

Protect your residence with sand bags

Discover how to protect your home/building with sandbags, in case of flood or any other disaster.

 

Distribution of door hangers in flood zones

The Borough will proceed with the distribution of door hangers to residences located in flood zones in the coming days.

This door hanger aims to raise awareness about the various channels of communication implemented by the Borough to stay informed during this spring flood season. 

We invite you to keep this door hanger and to subscribe to these essential communication channels.

 

Red Cross Temporary office set up to assist flood victims

The Red Cross Temporary Help Center for Flood Victims is still in operation in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

Please note that from Friday, February 16, 2018, Red Cross and the Ministère de la Sécurité publique are moving at the following adress:

Red Cross Pierrefonds-Roxboro Temporary Help Center
12774 boul. Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds, H8Z 1W5
(at Centre Médical Pierrefonds)

Outside of opening hours, you may call 1 877 362-2433 (emergencies only).

For information or to find out about the updated opening hours, visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

 

Ministère de la Sécurité publique

Visit the website of the Ministère de la Sécurité publique for more information on its programs. 

To contact the Ministère de la Sécurité publique:

  • 418 643-AIDE (2433) (Québec City region)

  • 1-888-643-AIDE (2433) (toll-free, from outside the province)

  • email: aide.financiere@msp.gouv.qc.ca

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Consult the leaflet on the Urgence Québec website where useful information can be found.

Procedure for the follow-up of work related to the spring floods.

Please click here to obtain the required procedure for the follow-up of work related to the 2017 spring floods.