More flood victims return home
Forty- six of the ninetysix Magog flood victims being housed by the Canadian Red Cross were allowed to return to their homes on Monday. The clean-up work in most of the buildings and apartments that were damaged is well under way and renters must contact the buildings’ owners for information about how the work is progressing.
Those residents who were allowed to return home need to follow the information given to them by Magog’s public safety department about disinfecting objects and food and preventing the development
of mold. This information is also available on the town’s website in the Securité publique section.
Several organizations are offering support and accompaniment to the families returning home, such as the town of Magog, the Memphremagog food bank, the Maison de la famille Memphremagog, and the CSSSM.
Since the flood, a total of 192 people were under the care of the Red Cross which provided clothing, food and/or lodging. The town of Magog continues its agreement with the Red Cross to make sure that the people who can’t return to their homes are lodged until September 12th. The needs are evaluated on a daily basis. The town is asking for the collaboration of those people affected by the flooding to take the necessary steps to find a housing solution while they wait to be reintegrated into their homes.