Topic: 2017 quebec floods

A year after flooding, retired West Island senior evicted from hotel with no place to call home

One year after Vasiliki Petrisi and her husband were forced from their home due to flooding, they're now being evicted from the hotel room they’ve been living in, leaving them homeless.

Quebec flood victims lose patience as anniversary nears

Île Bizard flood victims Tauseef and Weena Bhatti say they are fed up with navigating the province's complex web of inspections, estimates and documents, all while living in a hotel with their four children for more than eight months.

Flood victims in Pierrefonds-Roxboro sue city, borough for negligence

Some homeowners in Montreal’s West Island who were flooded last spring say they’re tired of waiting for action — so they’re taking legal action against the city.

Quebec's flood action plan falls short on prevention, says flood victim

The City of Gatineau says it welcomes the Quebec government's new flood response action plan, but some flood victims worry the plan doesn't go far enough.

One-on-one government meetings with Pierrefonds flood victims produce mixed feelings

Officials from the Public Security Ministry, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and from the borough gathered at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre Thursday to answer questions from flood victims about their inspection reports and compensation claims.

Montreal-area flood victims still in deep water

The frustration is building for some Quebecers whose homes were flooded last spring, and they are demanding answers from the government.

Homeowners promised flood inspection reports in next 5 weeks

Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says the Quebec government is ramping up efforts to inspect damaged homes and demystify the claims process for homeowners anxious to get repairs done.

Frustrations come to the fore at Pointe-Claire public consultation on spring floods

Residents packed a conference room at a Pointe-Claire Holiday Inn Monday night to voice their concerns to the Quebec government about its response to the spring flooding earlier this year, and many left frustrated.

Pierrefonds residents highlight government 'negligence' at Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert

Despite rain and a demonstration by disgruntled residents, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra gave a rousing performance in Pierrefonds on Thursday evening.

Residents left scrambling after Quebec bans rebuilding in high-risk flood zones

Some Quebec homeowners and municipalities affected by severe spring flooding are scrambling after the provincial government announced this week it will enforce rules to forbid rebuilding in areas at a high risk of flooding.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents look for answers at borough meeting after flood

Some Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents went to the borough council meeting to share their frustrations and concerns about the way the city dealt with major flooding that hit the area last May.

Why it's flooding in Ontario and Quebec

Residents of western Quebec and parts of Ontario are bracing for a deluge of rain that could make flooding worse, and the storm system responsible for the wet conditions is expected to reach New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Friday night, Environment Canada says.

Montreal flood victim spends days cleaning house at risk of collapse after inspection mix-up

The City of Montreal is warning flood victims to pay close attention to safety precautions before they return home, but one family says confusion with the inspection team left them in serious danger.

Flood victims suffering from psychological distress, Montreal officials say

Civil security and public health officials in Montreal who have met with flood victims say that the most widespread health problem caused by the flooding is psychological distress.

Quebec boosts compensation for flood victims

The Liberal government has increased the amount of money Quebecers can receive in compensation for damage to their flooded homes to a maximum of $200,000. Impacted residents can also claim appliances and other items damaged by water.

Flood victims in Montreal prepare to go home, apply for financial aid

While water levels continue to recede across the province, flood victims are flocking to information sessions about the Quebec government's compensation program.

Flood victims returning home face health risks, experts say

Experts and city officials are warning flood victims to take health and safety precautions as they go back home because most of their belongings are likely contaminated.

Montreal to lift state of emergency on Sunday as water recedes

Water levels are receding rapidly enough around Montreal that city officials have decided to lift the state of emergency beginning Sunday at noon.

Laval neighbours moved to tears after volunteers step forward to fight flooding

After Matt Foley said he was offered little aid by the City of Laval and the Canadian Armed Forces, he had no choice but to write a plea for help on Facebook this past Wednesday in hopes that strangers would step forward to lend a hand.

'We are trying to survive': Floods wash away Montreal business owners' life's work

Businesses in Pierrefonds-Roxboro are struggling to stay alive even as floodwaters recede.

Rigaud threatens up to $5K in fines for those who won't leave their homes

Rigaud Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. is unapologetic about his town's decision to bring in fines of up to $5,000 for residents who defy the municipal evacuation order.

Montreal flood-zone map for hard-hit Pierrefonds is decades out of date

Montreal’s Pierrefonds neighbourhood along the Rivière des Prairies saw some of the worst flooding on the island, but CBC has learned that the floodplain map for that area is so old, it's meant only for historical purposes.

What are flood maps, and why are they important?

Used by urban planners and for disaster planning, it's critical to have up-to-date maps. Montreal doesn't.

In flood-stricken Quebec, impact of weekend rain won't be as bad as first thought

After a long week of fighting floodwaters, some good news — the weekend weather forecast, once ominous, won't be as problematic as first thought.

Meet the Pierrefonds florists who are trying to keep up with Mother's Day orders in the flood zone

Mother's Day is usually the busiest day of the year for Camille Fleuriste-Boutique in Pierrefonds, but the two feet of murky flood water that has blocked access to the store has left the owners struggling to keep the business going this year.

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