As the flood situation worsens, volunteers are needed, and will be needed in the coming weeks!
Last week, volunteers were encouraged to call 311 (in Gatineau) to help with flooding, and the City of Ottawa wasn’t soliciting for volunteers, but now as the flooding situation has worsened in Gatineau and the Ottawa region, that has changed.
We were hard at work today helping those affected by the floods in Gatineau. More than 400 people have had to evacuate their homes due to the flooding. The day was spent filling bags of sand in order to prevent water from reaching homes. Thank you to all of the volunteers that came out! #ottnews #gatineau #quebec #ltw #ltwottawa
If you’re looking to help out in Gatineau:
There is no longer a need to register with the city. Keep up with their twitter account daily to know when and where sandbagging is taking place. You can help today at 1PM at the Campeau Arena.
To volunteer in Constance Bay, Britannia, and Cumberland:
The City of Ottawa is now encouraging those who want to volunteer to register before you go out.
And from their website:
If you want to volunteer to help with the flooding efforts, you can register online or in person at one of the Incident Command Centres:
- Cumberland: Fire vehicle located at the corner of Morin Road and Phillip Road
- Constance Bay: Paramedic vehicle located at 262 Len Purcell Drive
- Britannia: Paramedic vehicle located at the corner of Jamieson Street and Kehoe Street
We expect that there will be a need for volunteers for the next three weeks as communities recover from the impacts of flooding.
Please check in with your neighbours who may require assistance during this time of flooding.
And from the Clarence – Rockland website:
Volunteer registration number : 613.488.2960
We are asking that for the security of the volunteers as well as for traffic control, please avoid the flood zone areas (especially the area of Voisine and County Road 17).