Flooding prompts evacuations, road closures in Gatineau - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, May 2, 2017

Significant rainfall has flooded dozens of streets in Gatineau and firefighters were going door to door Tuesday morning east of Pointe-Gatineau asking people to evacuate their homes.

As of 7 a.m., nearly 20 streets were closed and firefighters had visited approximately 300 homes.

The affected streets are impassible but the evacuations are voluntary at the moment, said City of Gatineau spokesperson Yves Melançon.

"We've actually reached some of the water levels [as] last week," Melançon said.


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