The city of Montreal has declareda state of emergency in anticipation of heavy rain and flooding this weekend.
This announcement comes after several other municipalities in Quebec have declared states of emergency in the last week to combat high water levels. The federal government also mobilized emergency resources, including the army, to aid in relief and public security efforts.
Though Montreal mayor Valérie Plante stated in a Tweet that "the number of evacuations is currently limited," she says the worst is to come "within 48 hours." It is thus important that Montreal residents stay apprised of potential updates and follow the direction of public safety officials.
TL;DR The government of Quebec publishes information about the areas most at risk of flooding and the state of floods across the province.
Nos équipes sont mobilisées et en action sur le terrain. Le nombre d’évacuations est pour l’instant limité, mais no… https://t.co/t4hmIHfXuh— Valérie Plante (@Valérie Plante) 1556307887.0
The government of Quebec is monitoring areas most at risk and publishes its findings on the Sécurité publique Québec website. These areas are categorized by current state of inundation and qualified by risk tendency (either increasing or decreasing).
As of the time of writing, these are the areas of Montreal Island (including city boroughs and on-island suburban municipalities) and Laval that are under surveillance:
This information is subject to change. Monitor the government of Quebec website for more information.
This map also illustrates the scope and severity of floods and flood watches in the regions around Montreal:
In addition, this map shows the specific sections of coast that are currently inundated:
This information is not a substitute for the best and most recent advice from public security officials.
It is critical that residents in areas at risk of flooding monitor communications from their local police, public officials, and emergency response teams.
See Urgence Quebec's list of flooding "tips and safety instructions" here.
Stay tuned for updates.