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Spring floods: Pierrefonds-Roxboro in recovery mode.

The drop in water levels has allowed for the Centre de sécurité civile de Montréal to announce the transition to recovery mode of its Special Flood Operation Plan.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro crews have begun dismantling the dikes and temporary mitigation measures to protect infrastructures and properties. The demobilization of the installations will be completed by the end of May and will be followed by restoration work to rehabilitate areas that may have been damaged. A door-to-door collection of sandbags will be held for residents who wish to dispose of the bags at the curb.

PHOTO: Facebook, Pierrefonds-Roxboro

"Thanks to our response and prevention plan developed following the 2017 floods and investments in the purchase of high-performance materials, we approached this year’s spring flooding well-prepared. I would like to commend the preparedness, courage, and resilience of those living in the waterfront areas, our municipal employees for their proactive and tireless work, and the dedication of hundreds of volunteers who came from all over to assist in the protection efforts by erecting sandbag dikes. In the midst of this crisis, once again, we have seen how tightly woven our community is." said Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

Dismantling of dykes and collection of sandbags:

Private domain

The Borough authorizes residents to dismantle dikes and sandbags on their private property. Sandbags must be placed at the curbside in front of the house to be picked up. A contracted company will go through the streets in flood-prone areas in the coming weeks to pick up the bags—no need to call 311.

If you need volunteers to help you dismantle the dikes and bring the sandbags to the curb of your home, please write to:

Public domain

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Public Works’ crews have begun demobilizing installations such as pumps, inflatable booms, concrete walls, flood stops, water gates, muscle walls, waterproofing balloons, etc. These operations will take place over the next two weeks and will be followed by recovery work to restore surfaces that may have been damaged on public property and in the backyards of residents.

SOURCE: Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.


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