Forced EVACUATIONS in Fort-Coulonge as of 11am today, April 29th 2019. The municipality of Fort-Coulone issued a forced evacuation notice for the municipality as a result of the 2019 spring flooding threatening the security of its residents. The notice calls for the immediate evacuations of the following roads:
Baume rd (after Francœur rd),
ch Bord de l’Eau,
du Centre Récréatif rd,
The municipality is asking its residents that find themselves in the affected sectors to leave their homes immediately.
Notify the municipality of your departure by calling 819-683-2259 ex. 225, as well as to find out more about the current situation and about the services offered to those in need.
Notify the Red Cross of your departure by presented yourselves shelter at ESSC, 250 chemin de la Chute à Mansfield-et-Pontefract.
Lastly, it’s important to remain calm and to follow the municipality on Facebook and to listen to CHIP 101.9 for further information as it comes in. Be advised that it is possible that the municipality has no other choice but to turn of sewage system in your sector of the municipality.
Before leaving your homes
1. Store the objects in the basement high up or upstairs.
2. Take out your valuable personal belongings and photos
3. CLOSE THE ELECTRIC PANEL
4. Remember: your medications, IDs, health insurance card and pets.
CONSEQUENCES with STAYING:
1. Fire or medical protection become difficult or impossible
2. Risk of injury or death
3. Paths become non-driveable (Inaccessible)