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Warning: Heavy Rain Alert And Flood Risk In Effect For Montreal

Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for much of Southern Quebec.
Warning: Heavy Rain Alert And Flood Risk In Effect For Montreal

Environment Canada has issued an ongoing Rainfall Warning for the Southern Quebec region, including the Greater Montreal Area and many other regions listed below. 

The Rainfall Warning is in place due to the high risk of flooding in already vulnerable areas paired with 40mm of heavy rain that started this morning and is expected to continue into this evening.  

The government website also notes that localized flooding is possible in "low-lying areas" so citizens should keep an eye out for any worrisome water collection. 

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The image above shows Environment Canada's map of Weather Warnings, and currently, the red area is clearly localized to the Southern Quebec region where heavy rain is expected for the rest of the day and into the evening.

These are the areas currently under a Rainfall Warning in Quebec, as per the Environment Canada website:

  • Drummondville
  • Bois-Franc
  • Mauricie
  • Lachute - Saint-Jérôme
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentians
  • Metro Montréal
  • Laval
  • Châteauguay
  • La Prairie
  • Longueuil 
  • Varennes
  • Mont-Laurier
  • Mont-Tremblant Park
  • Saint-Michel-des-Saints
  • Parent
  • Gouin Reservoir
  • Québec
  • Richelieu Valley
  • Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Upper Gatineau
  • Lièvre
  • Papineau
  • Vaudreuil
  • Soulanges
  • Huntingdon

At this point, up to 15 mm has already fallen over most of the regions mentioned above and Environment Canada is forecasting it will continue to fall throughout the day.

Up to 50 mm of rain is expected in some areas, so be sure to head to their page to look at your region for details about the Rainfall Warning currently in effect. 

So consider something cozy and indoors for this evening. The new Amy Poehler and Tina Fey movie is out on Netflix today and it looks absolutely hilarious, so call over your best pals and have a night in.

But of course, keep an eye on those water levels and if anything starts to worry you, get in touch with Urgence Quebec.

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