Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flooding in Quebec requires Military Assistance

Did you know Canada.. due to the flooding in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Quebec and surrounding area yesterday the Quebec government formally asked the Canadian military to come in to support local emergency officials already on the ground.

The Richelieu River has been steadily rising since last week as the spring thaw, combined with days of rain, which lead to over 3,000 homes and businesses being flooded.

The military will be available to distribute sandbags to contain the water and help evacuate people from low lying areas.

Public-health officials issued warnings about the risks associated with floodwaters, including mould and water contamination.

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