The Saint-François river under surveillance

News 22 January, 2018
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    Emmanuelle Corriveau

    Monday, 22 January 2018 19:26

    Monday, 22 January 2018 19:27

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    DRUMMONDVILLE | precipitation of snow and rain expected Monday and Tuesday in the eastern Townships and Centre-du-Québec of concern to several residents of the Saint-François river.

    The flash flood waters of the Saint-François river last week during the warm spell has caused many damage.

    “We had renovated the complete our chalet, but now, everything is to do again! It is hoped that the forecast for rain tomorrow is not more difficult to our life,” said Judith Nadeau, owner of a house and a cottage on the way to the Longue-Pointe in Drummondville.

    According to the forecasts of the Hydro-weather conditions, the precipitation of snow are expected in the night from Monday to Tuesday, while between 10 and 20 millimetres of rain are expected throughout the day Tuesday in the eastern Townships and Centre-du-Québec.

    Civil Security and the fire Department of Drummondville will monitor actively the level of the Saint-François river to prevent the formation of ice jams and the water level. “We will intensify surveillance round the river with the current of the coming night to ensure the circulation of water and ice”, explained Yves Beaurivage, Service of fire safety and civil safety of Drummondville.