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Sainte-Anne's in "Alert" mode as they monitor flooding threshold.

The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is currently implementing an emergency response plan in anticipation of potential flooding. In collaboration with the Centre de la sécurité civile de Montréal, they are continuously monitoring the situation on lakes Saint-Louis and Deux-Montagnes, as well as the Anse-à-l'Orme River.

They have placed the city in "ALERT" mode, the second level of action in their emergency plan. This means that their assessment of the situation is deemed minor in terms of consequences for the population, but there is a possibility of conditions worsening.

PHOTO: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Lake Saint-Louis

The water level has reached the minor flooding threshold and the trend is downward.

Lake of Two Mountains

The water level has reached the minor flooding threshold and the trend is upward.

In alert mode, the city is conducting an increased surveillance every 2 hours to follow the evolution of the water levels of Lake Saint-Louis and Lake of Two Mountains. In addition, the Municipal Patrol also has a resource on duty 24/7.

Some of the recommended actions while the city is in ALERT mode include:

  • Move your furniture upstairs, if possible;

  • Prepare extra pumps if needed;

  • Remove items that move easily on your property,

  • Secure any bulky items that could be washed away and pose a danger to others.

Homes and businesses located in the "red zone" will be allowed to

receive up to 2 sandbags free of charge. The owners must make a request by calling

514-457-6666 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. while the city is in ALERT mode.

They encourage all citizens to remain vigilant and be prepared to take the necessary steps.

The Emergency Flood Line is activated in ALERT mode. If a situation seems abnormal, please contact the city at any time at 514-457-6666.

In case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

SOURCE: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

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