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Flood 101: what you need to know – FNQLHSSC

Preparing for the flood season

Flood season in Quebec often occurs during the spring months, particularly from April to June, when the snow melts. An increase of rainfall can lead to rising water levels in rivers and lakes, causing flooding on low-lying grounds.

Flood preparedness

Flood preparedness is crucial to ensuring the safety and well-being of residents during flood events.

Here are some ways to prepare for a potential flood:

  • Develop and maintain community-specific emergency response plans that explain roles and responsibilities, evacuation procedures, and resources needed during a flood event. The Red Cross supports communities in developing community-specific emergency response plans and offers resources.

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