The city of Saint-Eustache is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens during the spring flood season. The Mille Îles River is particularly prone to flooding during this time, which is why the city is closely monitoring the river’s movements and urging residents to take precautions to protect their property.
Residents living in flood-prone areas are advised to take the necessary steps to prevent damage to their homes and belongings. They are instructed to move valuable items from basements to higher floors, elevate items on shelves or tables, and safely store hazardous products that could contaminate their homes and harm their health.
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The city is also providing sandbags to residents to help prevent floodwater from entering their homes. Sandbags can be obtained at the Henri-Renaud fire station with proof of residency.
In addition, the city encourages residents to sign up for the automated alert system that notifies citizens of emergency situations by phone, email, or text message. This system will keep residents informed of any major events or evacuation notices, as well as water boil advisories, road closures, and major construction work.
Another important reason why citizens should be prepared for flooding is to ensure their safety. Floodwaters can be dangerous, and in extreme cases, they can be life-threatening. Being aware of the risks and taking the necessary precautions can help citizens avoid injury or even death.
Moreover, being prepared for springtime flooding can also help to reduce the burden on emergency services. When citizens take preventive measures, it can lessen the need for emergency services to respond to incidents and allow them to focus their efforts on those who require immediate assistance.
To stay informed, residents can also visit the city’s website and social media pages, as well as the Ministry of Public Security and the Montreal Metropolitan Community websites for additional resources and information.