Floods in Pierrefonds-Roxboro - Recovery Period

PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO, QC, May 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The water level going down allows for some recovery in flood-affected neighborhoods. Citizens have a lot to do on their property and in their homes. At the same time, the borough is cleaning the streets and collecting debris.

Engineers from the Montréal Fire Department, on the other hand, are inspecting the dikes on the territory in order to begin dismantling them slowly. The dry dikes will be dismantled first, that is to say those which are no longer affected by the water of the river. For example, the army removed the one that was built behind the water filtration plant, which was no longer necessary.

According to all weather and water experts, the flood has passed and the water levels will continue to go down. Citizens do not have to worry if they see army soldiers working on the dismantling of the dry dikes, starting on Monday.

"We make sure that the dikes removed by the army no longer have any use to the citizens before the work is done. The recovery operations are part of the work, like that of several of our fellow citizens, which will be spread over several weeks or even months given the magnitude of the disaster. " said Mayor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro

For further information: Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough, Communication and Public Relations Division, 514 624-1043


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