Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Montreal - Floods Drive Nearly 1,900 From Homes In Canada's Quebec

Published on: May 7, 2017 04:06 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
Residents drink beer while sitting in a flooded gazebo in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris WattieResidents drink beer while sitting in a flooded gazebo in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Montreal - Flooding caused by unusually persistent rainfall has driven nearly 1,900 people from their homes in 126 municipalities in the Canadian province of Quebec.

National Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told CTV Sunday that 450 troops are on the ground across the province and that number is increasing. Ontario also is seeing flooding.

One of the hardest-hit towns is Rigaud, west of Montreal. Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. says evacuation is mandatory in some areas and firefighters will be going door to door to make sure people leave their homes.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says three dikes gave way in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough in the north end of the city. Homes have been evacuated in that borough as well as on the two nearby islands, Ile-Bizard and the smaller Ile-Mercier.

Advertisement:
A woman kayaks in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)A woman kayaks in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard (R) walks through water while touring a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard (R) walks through water while touring a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)
Police ride on a boat in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)Police ride on a boat in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)
A resident sits on a swing in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)A resident sits on a swing in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, May 6, 2017.  (Credit: Reuters)
Volunteers move sandbags in Luskville, Quebec, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Sunday that the military response to flooding in Quebec is likely to balloon. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Volunteers move sandbags in Luskville, Quebec, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Sunday that the military response to flooding in Quebec is likely to balloon. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Pam Komm, 81, center, is helped by Rejean Michaud as her daughter Sandra, right, and neighbor Anick Belisle carry her bags after being rescued from her flooded home in Quyon, Quebec, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Pam Komm, 81, center, is helped by Rejean Michaud as her daughter Sandra, right, and neighbor Anick Belisle carry her bags after being rescued from her flooded home in Quyon, Quebec, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Residents of the town of Rigaud take some belongings and supplies from a pontoon boat following an evacuation order due to flooding west of Montreal, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Residents of the town of Rigaud take some belongings and supplies from a pontoon boat following an evacuation order due to flooding west of Montreal, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Volunteers in boats work to get sandbags to homes on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Volunteers in boats work to get sandbags to homes on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Dan Boisvenue looks out from the back porch at a home in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Dan Boisvenue looks out from the back porch at a home in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Volunteers wade through swift water to get sandbags to homes on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa,, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Volunteers wade through swift water to get sandbags to homes on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa,, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
A resident holds his phone in his teeth as he navigates deep waters on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)A resident holds his phone in his teeth as he navigates deep waters on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
People in a motor boat arriving to help deliver sandbags pass a sign intended for cars on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa,, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)People in a motor boat arriving to help deliver sandbags pass a sign intended for cars on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa,, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
A resident uses her phone from behind sandbags at the front of a home on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)A resident uses her phone from behind sandbags at the front of a home on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
The Ottawa River is nearly level with a swimming pool as Dan Boisvenue carries sandbags at a home in Rockland, Ont., Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)The Ottawa River is nearly level with a swimming pool as Dan Boisvenue carries sandbags at a home in Rockland, Ont., Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Volunteers put sandbags around a home on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Volunteers put sandbags around a home on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
The Ottawa River is nearly level with the deck and swimming pool at Pierre Voisine's home in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)The Ottawa River is nearly level with the deck and swimming pool at Pierre Voisine’s home in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Martin Gervais works to get a pump hose flowing again as water crashes against a rock wall at a home in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Martin Gervais works to get a pump hose flowing again as water crashes against a rock wall at a home in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)
Volunteers form a human chain to get sandbags onto boats on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, on Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)Volunteers form a human chain to get sandbags onto boats on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont., about 40 kilometres east of Ottawa, on Sunday, May 7, 2017, as rising levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rains continue to cause flooding. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) (Credit: AP)


More of today's headlines

New York - Sebastian Gorka, the White House adviser accused of membership in a far-right Hungarian group, spoke to a largely Jewish audience, defending his pro-Israel... Belgium - A committee of the Walloon Parliament in southern Belgium has voted to ban the slaughter of unstunned animals, a requirement for both kosher and halal ritual...

 

Total0

Read Comments (0)  —  Post Yours »

1

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!