Gatineau gets passing grade on flood response review, but improvements possible

By Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen, March 28, 2018

A Quebec consultant has given the City of Gatineau a passing grade for its handling of the massive flooding of 2017, but says the municipality needs to fine-tune its system to respond better in the future.

The report by MUSE consultants, released by the city Wednesday, said the municipality responded in an efficient manner to the “once in 100 years” flooding condition that created emergency conditions for weeks.

“The analysis revealed that the City of Gatineau (performed) well in terms of civil security,” the city said in a release Wednesday.

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