Risk of flooding low, Gatineau mayor reassures residents

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By Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News Ottawa, March 28, 2018

The mayor of Gatineau is reassuring nervous residents that a repeat of last year's destructive spring flooding is unlikely, but warns guarding against future disasters could cost "billions."

Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said Wednesday river levels are well below normal for this time of year, and there are signs the region will escape the flooding that devastated some neighbourhoods last spring.

"Last year we experienced the worst catastrophe in the history of this city," Pedneaud-Jobin said. "What we went through last year, it was absolutely not normal."

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