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Mansfield Mayor discusses flood followup

25 May 2023 à 3:54 pm

On Tuesday, the provincial Ministry of Public Security held two public meetings at l’École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge for residents affected by this spring’s flooding. The purpose of the meeting was to answer resident’s questions regarding the MSP’s financial assistance program for residents whose primary residences had been damaged. Attendees were able to create appointments to meet […]

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Two upcoming information sessions for flood victims

17 May 2023 à 10:54 am

The Ministry of Public Security will be holding two information sessions on May 23 for homeowners or tenants who had their primary residence flood earlier this year. Both will taking place at École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge (250 chemin de la Chute), with the first in French at 6:30 p.m. and the second in English at 8 […]

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Esprit Rafting owner discusses this year’s flooding

11 May 2023 à 2:35 pm

With the river regulation authorities forecasting the levels declining over the coming week, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Davidson resident and owner of Esprit Rafting, Jim Coffey, about how this spring’s flooding compared to years past. He said that the preparation by both waterfront residents like himself as well as the municipality made the ordeal less […]

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Sandra Armstrong urges people to avoid flooded streets: increased police surveillance planned

4 May 2023 à 6:05 pm

The mayor of Mansfield-et-Pontefract Sandra Armstrong was clear in her latest update to CHIP 101.9, urging motorists to avoid flooded streets. The Sûreté du Québec will be more present throughout the next few hours in these areas, not only to ensure safety of the population, but also to issue tickets if necessary.   The situation […]

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Flooding 2023 : Fort-Coulonge closes Bord de l’Eau, Proudfoot and Boucher roads

4 May 2023 à 1:58 pm

Due to the rapidly rising levels of the Ottawa River, the Municipality of Fort-Coulonge has closed three roads and currently has three flooded homes. The affected roads are Boucher, Bord de l’Eau and Proudfoot. Mayor Christine Francoeur told CHIP 101.9  that residents with flooded properties should phone the municipality to inform them. Centennial park has […]

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Felx-Gabriel-Marchand bridge closed

4 May 2023 à 1:24 pm

Updated on 4 May 2023 à 2:50 pm

Earlier today (May 4) the Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract announced that the Felx-Gabriel-Marchand bridge was closed to the public due to the rising level of the Coulonge River. Mayor Sandra Armstrong also added that the municipality has closed chemin des Rapides as well as rue Paradis. She added that the citizens of rue Paradis can now […]

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Mansfield flood update May 3: levels surpass 2017 floods

3 May 2023 à 4:01 pm

The Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract issued a press release earlier this afternoon (May 3) advising residents that the levels on the Ottawa River have surpassed the 2017 levels and they are now currently in “evacuation mode”. “The level of the Ottawa River has made municipal infrastructures dangerous and large areas inaccessible,” the statement reads. “For those […]

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Situation in Campbell’s Bay: 3 houses flooded, road closed

3 May 2023 à 1:34 pm

Updated on 3 May 2023 à 2:59 pm

The Municipality of Campbell’s Bay is advising residents to reduce their water usage and to avoid parts of Second Street and River Road, due to the rising levels of the Ottawa River. Director General Sarah Bertrand explained that they currently have three houses inundated on River Road, which are being protected with sand dikes. No […]

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Outaouais Public Health: Flood safety recommdations

3 May 2023 à 10:20 am

The santé publique (public health) division of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais released a ‘precautionary measures’ guideline to residents who may be dealing with flooding in the region. In brief: Check to see if the tap water is drinkable. If you own a well, consider the water to […]

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L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet monitoring flood waters, one residence evacuated

3 May 2023 à 9:52 am

The increased levels of the Ottawa River are under close surveillance in L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet. Mayor Jean-Louis Corriveau expressed concern about the increase in the level of the river in the last few hours. “We monitor very closely and our employees inspect the roads regularly,” Corriveau said. So far one residence has been evacuated. Chemin des Outaouais, […]

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