MONTRÉAL, May 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro wishes to inform residents facing floodwaters and flooding that they can go to the Help Center for disaster victims located at the Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, open 24 hours a day for an indefinite period. At the center, Red Cross volunteers welcome victims, relocate families to surrounding hotels, provide food vouchers for meals, and provide support and comfort. Please note: the only way to access the centre is via rue Anselme-Lavigne and then rue Richmond.
The borough also makes available alternative parking facilities to citizens at the following addresses:
- Grier Park, 5760, rue Meloche
- de Dauville Park, rue de Riva Bella
- Château Pierrefonds Park, 15928, boulevard Gouin Ouest
- Du Boisé Park, 14e Rue, 9e avenue et rue du Boisée
Reminders to victims
You feel in danger or must leave your home, call 9-1-1
You are in a situation of psychological distress, are afraid or worried?
Call 8-1-1 (Info-Santé and Info-Social).
An Info-Santé nurse or an Info-Social social worker will answer your questions, give you expert advice and refer you to the right resources of the health and social services network, if necessary. The service is free and confidential, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Disaster Financial Assistance
Financial assistance from the Government of Québec is available to tenants and homeowners, businesses and organizations that have been assisted in flooding. It is also possible to obtain financial support for the materials and manpower required to protect a residence. Learn more at http://lickst.at/bQxq3jw
What to do in case of flooding
The borough reminds the public of the precautions to be taken in case of flooding:
- Keep informed of the situation.
- Follow instructions from emergency responders.
- Leave your home if the water level compels you to do so or if the
- authorities ask you to do so.
- Carry your survival kit, warm clothes and raincoats, as well as identity
- documents for all occupants.
- Avoid driving in a flooded area.
- Be careful with the use of gas or propane pumps.
For more information, visit ville.montreal.qc.ca/sim/en/news/using-gas-or-propane-pumps
Drinking water quality
Montréal wants to reassure its residents being affected by flooding. Residents can safely drink tap water if their drinking water is provided by the municipal water system.
If your water comes from an individual well, bring it to a full, rolling boil for one minute before drinking. Wait a minimum of 10 days after floodwater has definitively receded before disinfecting the well and having water analyzed.
"I want to reiterate that our priority is to ensure the safety of our citizens, to direct them to the disaster relief center, where Red Cross volunteers will take charge of them and answer their questions ", said the mayor of the borough, Dimitrios (Jim) Beis. I would also like to remind everyone that disaster victims can also obtain information on the borough's website (ville.montreal.qc.ca/pierrefonds-roxboro) and on our new facebook page," added Mr. Beis.
Free Pet accommodation
The Pierrefonds Veterinary Hospital (15723, boulevard de Pierrefonds, 514 626-9890) can accommodate small dogs and cats. However, citizens must call prior going to the location. If possible, bring food, medicines, vitamins and other products. The SPCA has also made space available, managing a fee.
Volunteer help offer
Citizens who would like to offer their help are invited to send their name and phone number at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or to dial 311.
Citizens can also consult the Civil Security website at ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc. The Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro also invites them to regularly visit its website at ville.montreal.qc.ca/pierrefonds-roxboro, where updates on the situation will be communicated as the flooding situation evolves.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro
For further information: Source: Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough, Communication and Public Relations, 514 624-0143 or 514 624-1044