The flood waters on the Ottawa River and its tributaries are going down, but the cleanup and rebuilding effort remains in St-André d’Argenteuil, one of the hardest-hit municipalities, located at the confluence of Rivière du Nord and the Ottawa River.

On May 15, a meeting was held in order to provide affected residents with information about financial aid from the provincial government.  A temporary office was also open on May 16 and 17 where residents could go to complete paperwork or seek assistance.

According to the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board, water levels along the lower reaches of the river between Ottawa-Gatineau and Hawkesbury-Grenville are slowly declining and are expected to continue declining in the days ahead, depending on the amount of precipitation that is received.

On the morning of May 20, the river level was 42.31 metres at Grenville and the outflow at Carillon was 7,800 cubic metres per second.

In order to assist residents with cleaning up waste material from their properties due to flood, the Municipality of St-André d’Argenteuilhas has installed containers at the following locations where materials can be left for disposal.

-by the church in Carillon

-at the municipal office building

-the intersection of rue Fournier and rue Convent

-rue Chevalier

-the entrance to Terrasse Robillard

-entrance of rue Latour

-entrance of rue du Domaine

-entrance of rue Lalande

The municipality reminds citizens to call 811 at any time if they require counselling or psychological assistance.

Recovery efforts will be regularly updated on the municipality’s website, and Facebook page. and subscribe to the automated call service

Citizens can also call the municipality at any time at 450-537-3527 or email [email protected] ,  or dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Preventive patrols are also continuing on a daily basis.