ROSEMÈRE, QC, April 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - With the heavy rainfall forecast in the coming days in addition to the melting snow, some parts of Rosemère (mainly south of Grande-Côte Road) may be impacted by flooding. "I would like to assure our residents that the Town's employees, as well as police and firefighters, have been deployed to ensure continuous monitoring of the areas potentially affected by the flooding, and that the utmost is being done to help the Rosemerites affected by this situation," stated Eric Westram, Mayor of Rosemère.
Pallets of sandbags have been placed in the following critical areas:
Place Ducharme (near the bridge)
Île Bélair East
Skelton (corner Alexandre and Béland)
Public Works employees have also been working to raise the dike near Louis-Hémon Street and are working on Île Bélair Street East.
Residents may contact the Public Works Department directly for any questions regarding flooding (sandbags, etc.) at 450 621-3500, ext. 3300. For emergency calls, residents must phone 911.
If necessary, residents may obtain sandbags from the Public Works Department at 450 621-3500, ext. 3300.
Residents concerned are urged to take certain preventive measures to ensure their safety and limit material damage:
- Move all valuables to the upper floor as well as those items that can be moved from the basement or ground floor to the upper floor.
- Keep chemicals or toxic products, such as insecticides and other flammable products, in a safe place.
- Block floor drains in the basement to prevent water backflow.
- If necessary, place sandbags where water could get in (garage, doors, windows) or around your home. You can obtain sandbags from the Public Works Department at 450 621-3500, ext. 3300.
The Town would like to remind Rosemerites that it is their responsibility to make sure that they do whatever is necessary to protect their belongings.
The Town will keep residents informed of the situation through the various communication platforms, including its website, Facebook page and Publ-e-mail.
SOURCE Ville de Rosemère
For further information: Communications, Public Affairs and Citizen Relations Department, Tel.: 450 621-3500, ext. 1243 - 514-802-5404, [email protected]