The “72 Hours…Is Your Family Prepared?” campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need. To learn more about what you should do: Get prepared
Floods occur every year in Québec. They are caused by, for example, thawing that swells rivers, or weather conditions, such as heavy rains, that directly affect the level and flow of watercourses. In the case of the St. Lawrence River, storm surges can also occur along its shores.
You can take certain steps to limit danger in the event of a flood or storm surge: