Dike threatening to give way: evacuees can collect personal effects from Saturday

Residents of Chute-Saint-Philippe and Lac-des-Écorces, in the Laurentians, will finally be able to recover their personal belongings, almost a week after being evacuated due to instability of the Morier dike.

This was announced by Urgence Québec on Saturday morning. “You can collect personal effects from your home in Chute-St-Philippe or Lac-des-Écorces. Note that the capacity is 180 residences/day, your appointment may be for another day,” it was indicated.

Residents who cannot return to their homes by December 17 at the earliest will only be allowed one 15-minute time to collect clothing, medications, health care supplies and safety as well as their pets.

Remember that last Sunday, the municipalities of Chute-Saint-Phillipe and Lac-des-Écorces had to evacuate numerous residences. In all, nearly 2,000 people had to leave their homes.

Here are the procedures to follow for the recovery of property

  1. Come to the high school gymnasium to make an appointment (between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) or make an appointment online by clicking here: RECOVERY OF ESSENTIAL GOODS AND ANIMALS.
  2. Please have proof of residency with you.
  3. Then, report to the Lac-des-Écorces fire station (672, boulevard Saint-François).
  4. An escort will accompany you to your home.
  5. Only one person per residence is allowed to enter the evacuated area.
  6. You will be given 15 minutes to collect your belongings.

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