Quebec floods: Volunteers needed for clean-up operation in Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Scrap and garbage at the side of a road in Pierrefonds, Monday, May 15, 2017. Billy Shields/Global News

Flood waters have receded in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, in Montreal’s West Island, and now, residents are starting to get their affairs back in order.

The borough is organizing a big clean-up operation to help those who have been affected by flooding.

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To carry out the clean-up, the borough is looking for volunteers who are 16 years and older and physically fit.

The deadline to register as a volunteer is Wednesday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m.

“We’re going to do a massive clean-up,” said Pierrefonds-Roxboro mayor Jim Beis.

“There will be a sense of community, create a spirit of collaboration between citizens and try to bring some normalcy back to the community.”

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Those who are willing to help will gather at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School on Saturday, May 27.

“At a glance, the area seems to be coming back to normal, but the reality is that for many folks, they can’t go back into their homes, probably for many months,” said Beis.

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People will be divided into groups and taken to different sectors of the borough.

If you are a flood victim and would like help, but can’t be at home on Saturday, the borough is asking that you put up a sign marked “Big Clean-Up Operation,” with your list of needs and volunteers will try to do as much as they can.

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