Quebec floods: High water levels to peak by Wednesday

WATCH: Military personnel have made their way to flooded parts of Gatineau helping people who need assistance, but as Mike Le Couteur explains, residents wished they’d come sooner.

Quebec’s public security minister is saying water levels across the province are expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday.

“We don’t feel the situation will worsen,” said Martin Coiteux.

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WATCH BELOW: Walking through the flood zone in Gatineau

READ MORE: Flooding ravages municipalities across Quebec

He said authorities expect the water to start receding by mid-week.

WATCH BELOW: Dramatic scenes from the flood zone

Heavy rains and melting snow across Quebec have so far flooded 2,426 residences in the province, forcing the evacuation of 1,520 people in almost 150 municipalities.

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READ MORE: Montreal, Laval declare states of emergency

Environment Minister David Heurtel says there are “encouraging signs” in the Outaouais region, near the Ontario border, where water levels are rising more slowly than before.

WATCH BELOW: MP Peter Schiefke updates the situation in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Residents in need of assistance, or information, are being asked to call 311.