No major flooding reported in southern Quebec as rainfall warnings lifted

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Watch: The flood watch continues in many parts of Quebec as communities braced for major rainfall over the weekend. In parts of Montreal’s West Island, residents were on high alert, with memories of past floods resurfacing. But as Global’s Amanda Jelowicki reports, communities say they’ve learned from those events and are ready – Apr 24, 2023

Rainfall warnings had been lifted across southern Quebec by Monday afternoon as the province’s Public Security Department reported no major flooding.

Environment Canada initially said some areas could receive more than 50 millimetres of rain by Tuesday, however by early Monday it had lowered the amount to 10 to 15 mm for most regions.

Quebec’s Public Safety Department said “medium” flooding was reported at monitoring stations in the Lanaudiere region and the neighbouring Laurentian region, north of Montreal, as well as in Rigaud, Que., west of the city.

Water levels were rising in the three areas, the department said Monday afternoon.

On Friday, municipal officials in Rigaud along the Ottawa River said sandbags were available for residents and that a shelter had been arranged, in case residents needed to leave their homes.

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By Monday afternoon, the only region that remained under a rainfall warning was Charlevoix, north of Quebec City, but no flooding has been reported in the area.

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