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Cradled between hills and rivers

Spring runoff

2019

 

Follow-up on ZIS - December 6, 2019

 


 


Follow-up regarding the ZIS

September 20, 2019


 

FOLLOW-UP ON THE ZIS

August 28, 2019



 

THE SPECIAL INTERVENTION ZONE IN SEVEN QUESTIONS

document from the
Quebec Gouvernment
(available in French only)

Posted July 30/19



 

RED CROSS

PRESS RELEASE

THE RED CROSS CONTINUES TO HELP THIS YEAR'S FLOOD VICTIMS
THANKS TO NEW FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
(text available in French only)

 

Posted July 26/19


 

NOTIFICATION OF UPCOMING WORK

July 25, 2019





Reminder concerning the ZIS

July 24, 2019

 


 

The ABC's of the
special intervention zone
called "ZIS"

 

Posted July 17/19


 

NOTICE TO

FLOOD VICTIMS

July 15, 2019


 

NOTICE TO FLOOD VICTIMS – July 12, 2019

Sand bags :

  • The Municipality will proceed with the collection of sand bags during the week of July 15th to the 19th and invites you to put your sand bags by the curb by Sunday night.
  • Those who will not have their sand bags by the curb for 7 am on Monday July 15th must bring them to the Ecocentre on Saturday August 10th 2019 between 12 noon and 4 p.m.
  • A contractor will proceed with the collection on Dollard, Noyers, des Frênes and Allen roads.
  • For the other sectors in the Municipality, the Public Works Department will be in charge of the collection.

Posted July 12/19




Follow-up on ZIS - December 6, 2019

 


 

NOTICE TO FLOOD VICTIMS

Please be advised that the help offered to flood victims pertaining to cleaning their property or residence free of charge by the company Centre de placement spécialisé du Portage à Gatineau will expire.  They have informed us that their services will end this Friday, July 12, 2019.

Posted July 10/19


 

NOTICE to flood victims – Red Cross


The Red Cross will be at the Luskville Community Centre (2024 Hwy 148) on July 10th between 12 noon and 8 p.m. in order to meet with the flood victims who need their services.

Posted July 9/19


 

Notice

Waste management

July 9, 2019

 


 

Notice to flood victims

Public meetings

on July 4, 2019

 


 

 

NOTICE TO DISASTER VICTIMS

JUNE 28, 2019


 

Notice to flood victims 

June 21, 2019


 

NOTICE TO DISASTER VICTIMS – June 12, 2019

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Construction residu :
    • Following various constraints that have been brought to our attention by residents, the Municipality proceeded with renting garbage containers.
    • The distribution of these containers will begin sequentially as of today at the following areas:
      • Dollard / Vieille-Pompe roads
      • Bélisle / L’orée-du-bois roads
      • Kennedy / du Ruisseau roads
      • Des Tourterelles / Tremblay roads
      • De la Baie / Laverdure roads
  • The Municipality will inform you soon of other areas and dates it will install containers.
  • These containers must be strictly used for construction residu (* excluding metal objects).
  • The Municipality invites you to deposit your sand bags and metal debris at the edge of your property.
  • For the Cedarvale, Terry-Fox and des Oies areas:  on Saturday, June 15th, sand bags will be collected.
  • For other areas affected:  the Municipality will inform you soon of the schedule determined for collecting the sand bags.
  • For metal objects:  the collection of this type of debris has already begun as part of the initiative of various local contractors.
    • The regular collection of garbage and recyclable materials is maintained.
  • Sand bags and metal objects (household appliances, etc.)
  • Household garbage and recyclable materials :

ROADS OPEN:  following inspections by the Public Works Department, all of the roads in the Municipality are now open to traffic WITH THE EXCEPTION OF Bronson-Bryant, Ferry and Lac LaPêche roads.

FOR THE RE-INSTATEMENT ON THESE ROADS:

  • Properties affected: residents whose home has been flooded must wait for the written authorization of the Pontiac Fire Department before re-entering their home. The Fire Department is continuing inspections on a regular basis.
  • Properties not affected : residents who were evacuated because road closures and whose home has not been flooded, may re-enter their home.

 

NOTICE TO DISASTER VICTIMS – June 7th, 2019

  • ROADS OPEN :  following inspections by the Public Works Department, the following roads are open to traffic :
  • Hickey
  • Rivière
  • Farrell
  • Swamp
  • Gold Mine
  • Taber
  • Clarendon
  • Bronson Bryan
  • Mulligan
  • Mohr
  • Murray
  • Proven
  • Dion
  • Gauvin
  • Hôtel de Ville
  • Cain
  • River
  • Du Lac
  • Bord de L'eau
  • Emeraude
  • Smith
  • Anne
  • Bruce
  • Sapinière
  • Des plages
  • FOR THE REINSTATEMENT ON THESE ROADS:
    • Properties affected :  residents whose home has been flooded must wait for the written authorization of the Pontiac Fire Department before re-entering their home.
    • Properties not affected : residents who were evacuated because road closures and whose home has not been flooded, may re-enter their home.
  • REMINDER – WASTE MANAGEMENT
    • Waste and recyclable materials :
      • The regular collection of household waste and recyclable materials is maintained.
      • Metal objects (household appliances, etc.) and sand bags
        • The Municipality invites you to deposit your metal debris as well as your sand bags at the edge of your property.
        • The Municipality will inform you soon of measures it will take regarding the collection of these materials.
        • Construction residu :
          • The Municipality invites you to proceed with the rental of garbage containers. The fees will be covered by the Quebec Ministry of Public Security in accordance withthe terms of their financial assistance program: *The Municipality recommends that citizens validate their eligibility to the program beforehand.

 


 

CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

 


 

2019 floods

Recovery plan

Posted June 3/19


 

Public notice

End of the local state of emergency

Posted May 30/19


 

MESSAGE
MAY 28th 2019

-    Evacuations are still maintained, until further notice.

-    INSPECTION NOTICE: On Saturday, May 25th, 2019, the Municipality's Fire Department started conducting a safety inspection of the affected properties on the following roads to provide its written authorization notice regarding a possible reintegration or not:

-  Chemin Gingembre
-  Croissant de la Sarriette
-  Chemin Royal
-  Chemin Clavelle
-  Avenues des Noyers
-  Chemin des Bouleaux
-  Avenue des Peupliers
-  Avenues des Vacanciers
-  Chemin Bergeron
-  Chemin Dollard
-  Chemin Charron
-  Chemin Cedervale

-    There are approximately 80 houses left to be inspected.
-    Note that the fire department will proceed with inspections tomorrow, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th 2019, and only during late afternoon and early evening (no inspections will be done in the dark or in the event of bad weather).
-    The residents are also asked to be vigilant on the municipal roads as there may be obstacles.


 

MESSAGE
MAY 27th 2019

-    Evacuations are still maintained, until further notice.

-    INSPECTION NOTICE: On Saturday, May 25th, 2019, the Municipality's Fire Department started conducting a safety inspection of the affected properties on the following roads to provide its written authorization notice regarding a possible reintegration or not:

-  Chemin Gingembre
-  Croissant de la Sarriette
-  Chemin Royal
-  Chemin Clavelle
-  Avenues des Noyers
-  Chemin des Bouleaux
-  Avenue des Peupliers
-  Avenues des Vacanciers
-  Chemin Bergeron
-  Chemin Dollard
-  Chemin Charron
-  Chemin Cedervale

-    48 of the 108 houses affected have already been inspected.

-    Note that the fire department will proceed with inspections today, May 27th and tomorrow May 28th 2019, and only during late afternoon and early evening (no inspections will be done in the dark or in the event of bad weather).

-    The residents are also asked to be vigilant on the municipal roads as there may be obstacles.


MESSAGE
MAY 27 2019
9 a.m.

  •  NOTICE ON TAXATION FOR DISASTER VICTIMS :
    • The Municipality wishes to offer a respite to the citizens affected by the floods of spring 2019.
    • The municipal council has decided, during a special meeting held on Friday, May 24, 2019, to postpone the next tax payment of municipal taxes for the residents in flooded areas.
    • The next installment of municipal taxes, that is due for June 1st, will be postponed to August 1st 2019, without interest, for affected residents.


 



MESSAGE MAY 24th 2019

· Evacuations are therefore still maintained, until further notice.

· INSPECTION NOTICE: On Saturday, May 25th, 2019, the Municipality's Fire Department will however conduct a safety inspection of the affected properties on the following roads to provide its written authorization notice regarding a possible or not possible reintegration :

· Chemin Gingembre

· Croissant de la Sarriette

· Chemin Royal

· Chemin Clavelle

· Avenues des Noyers

· Chemin des Bouleaux

· Avenue des Peupliers

· Avenues des Vacanciers

· Chemin Bergeron

· Chemin Dollard

· Chemin Charron

· Chemin Cedervale

· The residents are also asked to be vigilant on the municipal roads as there may be obstacles.


Public notice

Local state of emergency declared
(renewed)

Posted May 24/19



 

MESSAGE
MAY 23rd 2019

  • The water level will remain stable in the threshold of the major floods for the next few days and the continuation of its descent will resume in the middle of next week.
  • Evacuations are therefore still maintained, until further notice.
  • FOR REINTEGRATION :
    • It is premature to think of possibly re-entering for the moment.
    • Citizens who have been evacuated must wait for a call and a written authorization from the Municipality to re-enter their home:
      • A security assessment of your home must be done by the Fire Department.
      • An inspection of each affected roads will be carried out to ensure your safety.
  • However, THERE WILL BE NO ROAD INSPECTION until the water is completely removed.
  • The Municipality wishes to remind citizens that it is FORBIDDEN to circulate on flooded roads, even with a minimum water level on the roadway.

 


 

 

2019 SPRING FLOOD
Disaster victims

Posted May 22/19


 

NOTICE TO DISASTER VICTIMS
* Change of schedule *

The Luskville Community Centre will be open on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and not Monday, May 20.If you need help, you can obtain the services of The Red Cross and CISSSO (health and psychosocial assistance) at the Centre communautaire Jean-René Monette located at 89, rue Jean-René-Monette in Gatineau every day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm from Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19 inclusive.



Notice to disaster victims

Next Steps

Posted May 16/19


 

NOTICE TO DISASTER VICTIMS

  • If you need help, you can obtain the services of The Red Cross and CISSSO (health and psychosocial assistance) at the Centre communautaire Jean-René Monette located at 89, rue Jean-René-Monette in Gatineau every day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm from Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19 inclusive.
  • The Luskville Community Centre will be open on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Red Cross services are also available by phone at 1-800-863-6582 and CISSSO services at 811.

Posted May 16/19



 

MESSAGE
MAY 15th 2019 12:00

  • HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE: take out your waste bins for Thursday May 16 and Friday May 17. 
  • RECYCLABLE COLLECTION: take out your recycling bins for Thursday May 23rd and Friday May 24th.


 

NOTICE TO DISASTER VICTIMS

Quick reminder: it’s  important that you open your file with the ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec for financial assistance.

  1. BY PHONE : 1 888 643-2433, Monday to Friday  8 h 30 à 20 h, Saturday and Sunday de 9 h à 16 h.
  2. ONLINE: https://www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/en/civil-protection/financial-disaster-victims/general-indemnity-and-financial-assistance-program/submit-application.html?fbclid=IwAR3hvss2DR_VCn0vX4-ycXqA_P2euI-yTz4xwwzofamkFLj2iHGHLJo6JTc
  3. BY E-MAIL : aide.financire@msp.gouv.qc.ca

 Posted May 15/19




Message May 13th
1:00 p.m.

 


 

Message May 13th
9:00 a.m.


 

Message May 11th 2019
20:00

 


 

Message May 9th
15:00




Message May 8th 15:00

 


 


Instructions to be followed

when land is flooded
in order to prevent health risks

Posted May 6/19


 

Update

May 5, 10 a.m.


Update
May 4  at 12 p.m.

The Municipality of Pontiac is pleased to announce that those evacuated in the Quyon sector living at the following addresses: cont'd (click here).



Names of roads evacuated

May 2, 2019



IMPORTANT NOTICE
May 2, 2019
3 p.m.


WATER AND SEWERS:

The water treatment infrastructures in Quyon are still functional. The water is safe to drink. However, we are asking you to minimize your water consumption.
Sewer pumps are operating at full capacity due to excessive surface water. Citizens are asked to minimize the release of water into the sewer system - toilets, washers, showers, dishwashers, baths, etc.


MAY 2nd MESSAGE 11 a.m.

The water level is stable this morning, but will remain high for several days. The evacuations are maintained until further notice. There will be no need today for volunteers to fill sand bags. Supplies are available at the Luskville garage.


 

DAILY UPDATE - May 1, 2019

LEVEL OF WATER

• The level of water is relatively stable.
• With the rainfall warning in effect, the level of water is expected to rise by 15 cm.

  cont'd (click here)




PRESS RELEASE

2019 SPRING FRESHET:
THE MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC IS MAINTAINING PREVENTIVE EVACUATIONS

Posted May 1/19



UPDATE
APRIL 29, 2019
at 1 p.m.
Quyon evacuations

The Municipality of Pontiac is currently evacuating the following streets and roads:

- Ferry Road
- Saint-George Street
- Saint-Andrew Street
- Saint-John Street
- Saint-Patrick Street
- McCann Street
- Church Street
- Bruce Street
- Anne Street

All evacuees must register at the Luskville Community Centre before 8 p.m.


 

Emergency centre

Please note that the emergency center in Luskville is open from 8 am to 8 pm in order to receive and help evacuees.

Posted Apr.26/19


 

Help needed

All those, aged 14 or more, are invited today (Friday) from 11 a.m. at the Luskville Community Centre.

Bring your shovels! Bring your gloves! We will be waiting for you.

Posted Apr.26/19


 

The municipality of Pontiac is in need of food donations

This request is for the meals of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please do not send food before contacting Mrs Michelle Dubois at :  michelle32010@gmail.com

The municipality of Pontiac thanks all of the generous food donors. 

Please note that the emergency center in Luskville  is opened from 8 am to 8 pm in order to receive and help evacuees.

Posted Apr.25/19


 

UPDATE
April 25, 2019 at 4:15 p.m.

List of roads closed:

- Anne Road
- Bord de l'eau Road
- Bronson-Bryant Road (at Clarendon and 2nd concession)
- Bruce Road
- Cain Road (currently being repaired)
- Dion Road (at the end)
- du Lac Road
- Eardley-Mash Road
- Ferry Road (follow detour)
- Gauvin Road
- Gold Mine Road, at 5th concession
- Lac LaPêche Road
- Mohr Road
- Mulligan Road
- Murray Road (sections of)
- Proven Road (between Beaudoin and 6th concession)
- River Road, between Mulligan Road and Highway 148
- Smith Road

Please avoid the following roads which are not closed but in very rough shape:

- Chemin Vieille Pompe
- Westbrook Road

We will update this post regularly.


 

UPDATE -
APRIL 25, 2019

NEW EVACUATION ORDERS: The Municipality of Pontiac wishes to inform the population that evacuation operations are currently under way in areas most affected by the flood.

These protective measures aiming to ensure the safety of citizens currently affect the following road(s):

- Bord de l’eau Road
- Dion Road
- Ruisseau Road
- Saphir Road

The Municipality invites citizens whose homes are at risk, but not yet under notice of evacuation, to continue to prepare for an evacuation as water levels are still rising. The Municipality is on high alert and is monitoring the situation closely.

Voluntary evacuation of residences is also possible for those who feel that their safety is compromised.

All evacuees are requested to report to the Luskville Community Center where they will be supported by mandated agencies (including the Red Cross and CISSO). Should citizens evacuate their home after 8 p.m., the Red-Cross can be reached at the number found below.

Luskville Community Center
2024 Route 148
Pontiac J0X 2G0
819-455-2401

Red Cross (after 8 p.m.)
514-769-0426

Staff members of the Municipality are also available to answer questions from citizens on site.

For more information on emergency evacuations, please visit the following:

https://www.urgencequebec.gouv.qc.ca/Fr/responsabilites-citoyens/Pages/evacuation-du-domicile.aspx



UPDATE
APRIL 24, 2019

The Municipality of Pontiac wishes to inform the population that the evacuation operations of the areas most affected by the floods started late in the afternoon on April 24th.

These protective measures aiming to ensure the safety of citizens currently affect the following road(s):

- Dion Road

The Municipality invites citizens whose homes are at risk, but not yet under notice of evacuation, to continue to prepare for an evacuation as water levels are still rising. The Municipality is on high alert and is monitoring the situation closely.

Voluntary evacuation of residences is also possible for those who feel that their safety is compromised.

All evacuees are requested to report to the Luskville Community Center where they will be supported by mandated agencies (including the Red Cross and CISSO). Should citizens evacuate their home after 10 p.m. this evening, the Red-Cross can be reached at the number found below.

Luskville Community Center
2024 Route 148
Pontiac J0X 2G0
819-455-2401

Red Cross (after 10 p.m.)
514-769-0426

Staff members of the Municipality are also available to answer questions from citizens on site.

For more information on emergency evacuations, please visit the following:

https://www.urgencequebec.gouv.qc.ca/Fr/responsabilites-citoyens/Pages/evacuation-du-domicile.aspx



PRESS RELEASE

from the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais

Instructions to follow
in case of a flood
(this document is available
in French only)

Posted Apr. 24/19


 

UPDATE on
April 23, 2019 at 3:44 p.m.

The level of water continues to rise.  The Municipality is on high alert and is monitoring the situation closely.  No evacuation order has yet been issued.  If this trend continues, evacuations are to be expected.  Notices of evacuation will be communicated via the Municipality's web page, Facebook page as well as by members of the Fire Department and Police services who will be patrolling the affected areas.  A media release will also be issued.  We urge all citizens to stay safe and notify the Municipality of any public safety concerns.


 

Emergency centre

The Luskville Community Centre is open, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., for volunteers and people impacted by the flood.

Light refreshments are being served. The Red-Cross and the CISSSO are also on site to help those in need.


 

Availability of sand

2019 Spring Freshet

The following is a list of areas where citizens may get sand to fill their bags:
• Town Hall, near the municipal garage
• Quyon Fire station, near the municipal garage
• Intersection of Stanley and River Roads (to be discussed)
• Cedarvale Road, at the end (dead-end)
• Bélisle beach, Tremblay Road area
• Vieille-Pompe Road, area of Pères-Dominicains Road
• At the end of Tremblay Road
• Intersection of Kennedy and des Ruisseaux Roads
• Intersection of Cochrane and Fraser Roads

April 19, 2019


 

Availability of bags
2019 Spring Freshet

Bags are being distributed today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
- Town Hall in Luskville
- Public works Garage in Quyon

Bags will also be available at the Breckenridge Fire hall starting at noon.

There is a maximum of 200 bags per household at a time. Proof of residence is required at pick-up.

April 19, 2019


 

SUMMARY

floods 2019

We are predicting major floods on April 21, 2019. Unlike 2017, we anticipate that the levels of water will rise very rapidly. 

 The Municipality of Pontiac has launched a series of emergency measures. Amongst others, the fire and safety team are currently going to all houses likely to be affected by the floods in order to create an updated list of residents. The team will also distribute a notice to residents containing a list of precaution citizens should take. 

 We invite all citizens to remain vigilant. The presence of ice on the river increases the level of risk associated with rising water levels. 

 All citizens whose primary dwelling is compromised are invited to collect sand bags. They will be distributed in batches of 200 units per household. 

Citizens may also contact the Municipality throughout the day by telephone at 819-455-2401.

Updates will be published regularly via Facebook and the Municipality’s website.

Posted Apr.19/19


 

UPDATE

Spring Freshet

The heavy rainfall and the high temperature expected in the next few days will have a big impact on the spring freshet. Be prepared to evacuate on short notice.

Posted Apr.18/19


 

2019 SPRING FRESHET

Sand bags, as well as sand are available to residents in need during this period... (cont'd)

Posted Apr.18/19


 

PRESS RELEASE.pdf

Pontiac prepared for a fourth extreme weather emergency in two years

Posted Apr.18/19


 

SPRING FRESHET

In anticipation of the spring freshet the municipality has been monitoring the levels of the Ottawa River...(cont'd)

www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

posted 17/04/19


 

Spring thaw and water levels

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee would like to inform watershed residents that levels and flows along the Ottawa River have begun increasing with the onset of the spring freshet period.  It cautions residents along the shores of the Ottawa Rivers that during the spring period water levels can rise rapidly and cause minor flooding in low-lying areas.  Based on the current snow cover, the Regulating Committee anticipates that the flow volume in the Ottawa River will be higher than average this spring.

The Municipality of Pontiac is continuing to monitor the water levels and wishes to inform the watershed residents to take the necessary precautions if need be.

To monitor the water levels, please refer to the data corresponding to “Lake Deschenes at Britannia” on the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board website by clicking here.

In addition, to be notified when news releases are issued, when special bulletins are posted on the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board’s website and other information on their Twitter account, please click here.

Posted Apr. 12/19


 

Are you ready for the Spring thaw?

We remind homeowners to be proactive by:
- verifying that their sump pump is in good working order.
- having a replacement on hand if you are in a high risk area
- removing snow build-up from around your home’s foundation to prevent basement flooding.

For more information on emergency flood preparedness, consult the Ministry of Public Security’s website

https://www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/en/civil-protection/preparing-for-disasters.html

Posted March 19/19