Quebecers bracing for more flooding
MONTREAL — Water levels in Quebec remained relatively stable on Thursday as many people braced for heavy rain that is expected to fall over the next few days. While most of the serious flooding has occurred in and around Montreal and near the Ontario border, areas in eastern Quebec were preparing to be hit hard by a combination of melting snow and more precipitation. Premier Philippe Couillard said 132 municipalities and 1,400 residences have either been affected or are threatened by the flooding. “We know that water levels won’t drop in the next few days,’’ Couillard told a meeting of provincewide municipal officials.
“They will likely stay high or even get higher after the rain we’re going to get.’’ Couillard said everything possible will be done to help people who are in danger zones.