May 19, 2017 10:36 am
Updated: May 19, 2017 10:38 am

Quebec floods: Almost 2,890 Quebec homes still affected

WATCH ABOVE: City officials provided an update Thursday on the aftermath of flooding on the island of Montreal. The Montreal fire department has already carried out more than one thousand inspections to determine if residents can return to their homes. They’ve found that 60 homes cannot be reintegrated for health and safety reasons. Howard Cohen has the details.

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Quebec’s public security minister says waters are continuing to recede from flood-stricken areas of the province.

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The one region where levels have risen is Lac-Saint-Jean, about 225 kilometres north of Quebec City.

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Martin Coiteux says almost 2,890 homes are still affected by floods and 2,668 citizens have been evacuated from 78 communities.

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He says personnel will be deployed in the coming days to help with clean-up operations.

Labour Minister Dominique Vien says resources are being put in place to help people rebuild.

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She says the government has reached agreements with a number of construction-related organizations who have promised to provide service at a fair price.

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