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Several municipalities of Lanaudière are in a state of emergency

The water level is rising and encroaching on Route 347 in St. Com.

The commune of Saint-Côme has ordered the evacuation of residents of the Domaine du Lac, France, because a dam on Lake King threatens to give way.

Mayor Martin Bordello has also declared a state of emergency on the municipality’s territory due to the exceptional circumstances. The mayor describes the situation as catastrophic, with dozens of roads destroyed. “Everything needs to be monitored, in Row 9, the Lac Mallard Dam is monitored a lot, and there are channels that are not provided. If the rain does not stop, it will be complicated. We control several sectors, but we have already planned the evacuations.”

The authorities call on citizens to exercise utmost caution and caution in their movements due to the damage to roads due to heavy rains.

A detour is in place on Route 347 via Rang De Vin due to the high water level near the checks at the entrance to the village. Route 347 is closed in different parts of the district due to floods.

The municipality of St-Côme claims to have deployed all of its staff to help people who find themselves isolated, and victims are invited to go to the recreation center at 250, 65th Avenue. In addition, the municipality is inviting volunteers who can move around safely to go to the municipal garage on 39th Street to fill sandbags.

On the part of the Ministry of Civil Security, it has been confirmed that the regional coordination unit has been activated to provide assistance to the affected municipalities. There are also fears on this side that the situation will worsen in various sectors within 24-48 hours due to runoff that will further swell many rivers.

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Elsewhere in Lanaudière

The amount of precipitation received and coming in also causes problems in many Lanaudière municipalities.

In Sainte-Béatrix, firefighters meet residents along Lake Neuf to help people who want to evacuate their homes because the road is closed.

The municipality of Chertsey also announced the application of emergency measures in its lands in relation to the situation. In particular, the municipal administration has called on local contractors to assist its teams in the field to repair damaged access roads.

There are also reports of road closures in Rawdon’s lands, and this is the case in part of Chemin du Lac-Morgan and in all of Saint-Patrick Street.

In Saint-Félix-de-Valois, the municipality has made it clear that it expects an imminent rise in the level of the L’Assomption which will lead to flooding in the river areas. She is asking nearby residents to be prepared for all eventualities over the next few days as she works with the Department of Protection and Emergency Response.

In Saint-Calixte, the main street bridge at the Chemin Bécaud junction is closed due to spring flooding. There is a detour through Saint-Lin-Laurentides and Sainte-Julienne. The Beauchamp Street Bridge has also been closed, according to information from the municipality.

In addition, after a major drop, Chemin Langlois was closed. I also cut the electrical wires at the same time. For safety reasons, the municipality recommends that the sector be evacuated. However, unpassable understeer is possible on the Montée Pinet before the eighth row.

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