FLOODING: What to do to protect yourself in this flood crisis in southern Quebec

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 by Anastasie Najem


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FLOODING: What to do to protect yourself in this flood crisis in southern Quebec?

Here is our list of precautions and actions to take spring thaws season in Quebec. Protection and waterproofing for you and your home.

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PREVENTION

 


DURING THE CRISIS

  • Protect yourself before protecting your home. Do not do anything that will put you at risk and harm you.
  • Move your essentials to the upper floors and unplug electronics. Do not touch electrical appliances if you are wet. Visit the HydroQuebec website for more info : https://www.hydroquebec.com/safety/house/flooding-electrical-safety.html
  • Do not walk or drive in flooded areas, especially if the water is moving.
  • Inform the firefighters that you have been flooded.
  • Listen to the safety instructions and evacuate your home if it is advisable.
  • Listen to the news on radio or television to stay informed.
  • Seek assistance from your municipality to get the help you need to protect yourself and your home.

 


AFTER THE CRISIS

  • Return home if the authorities deem it safe and document the damages.
  • Do not reconnect electricity and heating systems without the approval of an electrician or specialist.
  • Clean up everything that has been touched by the water. Pay special attention to the presence of mold.
  • Consider waterproofing your basement for the next spring thaw and flood. An interior drainage system, French drain, sump pumps and dehumidifier will be of great help.

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