In a press release, the municipalities of Upper Pontiac (Isle-aux-Allumettes, Chichester and Sheenboro) informed its’ residents to prepare for a next wave of floods. “Even though the waters seem to have dropped in some areas of our municipalities, it now has begun rising significantly near the West of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes (Head of the Island) and in Sheenboro.”
Sandbags will be available to residents of the three municipalities at the Isle-aux-Allumettes municipal garage (450, range 5). The Canadian Armed Forces were still on-site Wednesday to fill sandbags.
Information on the compensation and financial assistance program offered by the Quebec Ministry of Public Security can be found on the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes website. For further information, contact the municipal office at 819-689-2266.