Montreal spring floods – a map of places needing volunteers

Water is rising around Montreal. With many homes in areas bordered by Lake of Two Mountains (Lac des Deux-Montagnes) and the Ottawa River at risk of flooding, as residents run pumps and generators to keep water out of their basements, citizens are working hard filling sandbags, transporting them to homes and building sandbag “walls” around homes to stave off flooding.

I live in Vaudreuil-Dorion and I remember how much people suffered during the 2017 spring floods. While my home was not affected, people living down the street and around the corner from us were. This weekend the worry is that today’s warm weather will mean melted snow will add to already high water levels. The situation may become even worse than what people saw in 2017, when many lost their homes.

I used Google’s My Maps to make it easier for volunteers to see where help is needed in the West Island and off island, in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. I’ve given administrators of the West Island Flood Volunteers Facebook groupaccess to this map so that they may update it with new postings and remove outdated ones.

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