Quebec and Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf underwater

Quebec and Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf underwater

The water level continued to rise overnight from Friday to Saturday in several sectors of Quebec City and in the municipality of Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf, while the rains that fell during the day brought out several streams from their bed.

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According to the regional director of Public Security, Éric Drolet, a hundred houses in Sant-Raymond pumped water from their basements around 9 p.m. Friday evening.

“We had a few flooded streets. Rather, it was the Bras-du-Nord river that was causing problems, ”he explained.

The Saint-Anne River, although less problematic according to Mr. Drolet, could nevertheless become so.

In Quebec, 36 residences were evacuated during the evening and at night, Public Security said in a statement on Saturday.

After the flooding of the Montmorency River, 19 residences and their 31 occupants were evacuated to rue des Trois-Saults.

Five people also had to leave their homes on rue Champéry, near the Le Relais ski center, after the Yellow River overflowed.

The various units of the City of Quebec continue to watch the various waterways in the territory, with the help of the Red Cross and the RTC buses.

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