The Quebec government announced on Sunday afternoon that 19 municipalities and their citizens could benefit from a general compensation and financial assistance program in the event of a real or imminent disaster if they follow the flooding and meet eligibility criteria. It hit the province from December 24 to 26.
Sixteen of these municipalities are in the Capital-National region. Quebec, Saint-Brigitte-de-Laval and Lock-Beauport are on the list. Other municipalities are Hebertville in Sagune – Larry-Saint-Jean, Yamachiche in Mauritius, and Saint-Lucie-de-Buregard in Chaudier-Appalaches.
“The safety of Quebecs is our priority,” said Public Safety Minister Genevieve Gilbolt. It is important that Quebec municipalities and their citizens receive support during this holiday season. “
The level of the Saint-Charles River, which is on the brink of average flooding in the Quebec City area, receded early Sunday morning.
Earlier in the day, Public Security reported minor flooding in Lock Maskinong and Riviere Noir in the Lanadier area. Many other rivers are under surveillance.
Extremely warm weather and torrential rains forced the evacuation of 266 people in Capitol-National, most of them on Enchantress Island. Officials are yet to see the damage done on boxing day.
The Montmorency River, where the island is located, was not under supervision on Sunday.
Despite the rubbish behind the victims, civil security called for vigilance.