Last night, the municipality of Mansfield also declared a state of emergency following forecasts by the Ottawa River Regularization Planning Board predicting river levels as high or worse than 2017.
The municipality of Mansfield has said that it will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the population. The Sûreté du Québec is currently patrolling the concerned sectors and that it will be ready to help with evacuations. They are asking the general population for help to support the municipal team in filling and distributing sandbags.
Mansfield has stated that the worst is yet to come and is asking employers, able to do so, to release a few employees in order to lend a hand. Citizens are asked not to wait until the last minute to ask for sandbags.
To report situations or obtain information between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, contact the municipal office at 819-683-2944. For EMERGENCY ONLY after 4:00 PM contact Mr. Éric Rochon at 613-717-1791.