|RT | May 8, 2017|
Several streets and bridges in the Montreal region have been closed due to flooding. More than a dozen schools were told to remain closed on Monday, Montreal Gazette reported.
Incredible amount of water. Someone is rowing down Pierrefonds Blvd. #flooding#pierrefonds#Montreal#SundayMorningpic.twitter.com/4EAc9UJcJk— Joanne Vroom (@stagingmontreal) 8 мая 2017 г.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said some 220 people in the city had been evacuated from their homes, warning that authorities would be forced to remove people if they refused to comply with evacuation orders.
“I understand that morally or psychologically, physically, mentally, people are very, very tired. We’re talking 24 hours in a row of people helping each other,” Coderre told reporters on Sunday, as cited by the Canadian Press.
“But sometimes we need to protect people from themselves,” he added.
Eight trailers evacuated so far. No water. Electricity off for some. Portable toilets installed. City offering water #montrealfloodingpic.twitter.com/IBd7TRLhfn— Andy Riga, Montreal (@andyriga) 6 мая 2017 г.
Doing what we can and hope you come out stronger in the end #montreal#montrealfloodingpic.twitter.com/H36B5KpzSG— HeatherGStewart🇨🇦 (@hgracestewart) 8 мая 2017 г.
Federal and provincial buildings in Gatineau, a city in western Quebec, located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, closed on Monday, CBC News reported.
On a boat inside the Gatineau flood zone. Devastating. pic.twitter.com/1O8IISkmRh— Omar Sachedina (@omarsachedina) 7 мая 2017 г.
“The Ottawa Valley watershed is controlled by dams. People should have known that the water was coming and was rising,” Little told CBC News.
Little said he decided to stay on his house’s upper floors, his basement filled with water, for fear of looting.
“I don't even want to estimate what it's going to cost to fix the structure. It's going to be very expensive.
“I've been here 20 years, I've seen nothing like this.”
The struggle is real here in #laval#inondations2017Quebec#inondationsquebec2017#montreal#flooding#struggle#QuebecFloodspic.twitter.com/l2lt4YcGTX— Erik Reato (@Erik_Reato) 7 мая 2017 г.
“This is not a request, this is an order. People have to leave,” he said, as cited by Global News.
“If there is any resistance, provincial police will intervene if need be,” the mayor noted.
“People are not in a position to decide their own future anymore.”
Les militaires appelés en renfort dans plusieurs régions du Québec passeront la journée de dimanche sur le terrain. • Au total, il y aura 1200 militaires pour assister les sinistrés aux prises avec les inondations. • La crue des eaux devrait connaître un sommet au cours des prochaines heures, puisque la pluie ne cesse de tomber. . 📷: Conrad Fournier/Denis Babin/Patrick Pilon . . . #inondations #degel #deluge #crues #eaux #pluies #flood #water #flooding #quebec #army #armee #soldats #soldiers #militaire #military #canadianforces #CAF #CanadianArmy #river
Parts of Montreal and other cities under water, the rain has got to stop! Getting worse by the minute! #floodingpic.twitter.com/KFm6p0oXQV— DIANE L.✨ (@ThisWoman6) 7 мая 2017 г.
More people leaving homes in Rigaud, some in unconventional ways... #Floodpic.twitter.com/Kgs23Hsj4y— Simon Nakonechny (@simon_nak) 7 мая 2017 г.