June 22nd, 2024

Heavy rainfall triggers flood conditions on several Quebec rivers

By The Canadian Press on April 13, 2024.

SAINT-JÉRÔME, Que. – Quebec’s Public Security Department is reporting “major” flooding on a river north of Montreal today after rainfall Thursday and Friday.

The department noted a water flow of more than 266 cubic metres per second on the Rivière du Nord in St-Jérôme, Que., roughly 50 kilometres northwest of downtown Montreal, at 9:15 a.m.

That’s up from a flow of about 64 cubic metres per second Wednesday afternoon.

Public security officials say there is “medium” flooding on another three rivers in the province and minor flooding around six other water level monitor stations.

The municipality of Chertsey, Que., 45 kilometres north of St-Jérôme, reports torrential rainfall yesterday wiped out part of a roadway and submerged two cars in a local stream.

The town says officials were initially unable to locate one person after the incident but later found them safe and sound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2024.

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