Flood risk updates issued for Montreal, Laval and West Island

Flood risk updates issued for Montreal, Laval and West Island
Flood risk updates issued for Montreal, Laval and West Island

Published on: April 20, 2017 | Last Updated: April 20, 2017 8:18 AM EDT

Workers discuss a flooded work site in Montreal in 2016.

Workers discuss a flooded work site in Montreal in 2016. Allen Mcinnis / Framegrab / Montreal Gazette

This week’s heavy rains and the possibility of more precipitation before the weekend have resulted in flood watches being issued for Montreal, Laval and several West Island municipalities.

In Montreal, flood risk updates have been issued for the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève and for the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

In Laval, a flood risk update warns residents that river levels are expected to rise Thursday and Friday and that municipal authorities “have already noticed flooding in the streets, on properties and in some residents’ homes, especially in the Chomedey, Îles Laval, Laval-sur-le-Lac, Laval-Ouest and Fabreville districts.”

The forecast for the Montreal area calls for rain beginning Thursday evening and continuing through to Saturday night.

A total of 18.2 mms of rain fell on the Montreal area on Wednesday.

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