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Ottawa/Gatineau Flooding

carlyporteous

Has anyone on here been affected by this? Has anyone lent a helping hand or donated anything?
The company I work for just collected a bunch of towels, clothing, bedding, and toiletries to give to those people who have been affected! I donated a lot of stuff as I believe in helping those in need!
May 12, 2017 @ 09:42 am

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karma0317

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I'm going to Ottawa this weekend and was so sad to hear this happened. But I made a monetary donation through my cellphone provider. That's nice of your company for doing that. I like that idea.
May 12, 2017 @ 10:22 am
wendyroy

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First of all, thank you Carly for your generosity. I live in Ottawa , and it is very sad to see how parts of the city have been so affected. My son spent last weekend sandbagging. I have a bunch of food and personal care items ready to donate, just need to find a place to donate. Fortunately the last 2 days have been pretty dry, so things seem to be calming a little.
May 12, 2017 @ 11:04 am
carlyporteous

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I'm in Ottawa area as well! So glad to hear your son helped! That's so nice! I bet if you asked the shelters they would tell you.
May 12, 2017 @ 11:56 am
carlyporteous

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That is so generous of you! Thanks for helping the people in my area!:)
May 12, 2017 @ 11:56 am
morencyc

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Last week was so hard - it seemed like almost everything stopped. All of the government buildings in Gatineau were closed for a few days and all of my coworkers who live in Gatineau but work in Ottawa were told not to come in, because they wanted to leave the bridges open for emergency vehicles. Some of the bridges were even off limits as the water grew higher and higher.

I think I read that the province is going to be trying to help people out too but it'll be months/years before it returns to normal. We got more rain this weekend and are supposed to get a lot more this week too so I am crossing my fingers that they can do something to prevent it getting worse out there.
May 14, 2017 @ 12:47 pm
Sandra Ribeiro

Flood

I made a monetary donation to the Red Cross. It's nice to help others.
May 14, 2017 @ 06:24 pm
Onimiki

Flood

I live about 2 hours north of Gatineau and we were having issues too, the old age home is located right next to the river and it had to be evacuated, the residents had to be moved to the hospital which is on higher ground. The hospital was full so they moved the residents from the hospital that don't need immediate medical attention to random places. My mother was one of the people moved from the hospital, she has Alzheimer's and is living at the hospital until a space opens up for her in a more appropriate location. They moved people to community centers and day programs, wherever they could find space for them. My mother was very upset and confused as to what was happening. She is staying in a day program for adults with disabilities for now... she's been there for 2 weeks, we are unsure when everyone got return to where they belong.. such a mess!

May 15, 2017 @ 02:35 pm
carlyporteous

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@Onimiki - that is so awful! Hope everyone is back in their homes and doing well. Mother nature is definitely a scary thing!
May 24, 2017 @ 02:11 pm
Joycegoss

efforts for donation to the flood affected areas

I must appreciate your efforts for donation to the flood affected areas. I hope people living there are safe and are in good condition now. Flood damage Glendale is the major problem in the rainy season due to heavy rains and landsliding. Thus, everyone staying or owning a home must be already done with a home, fire damage, flood damage, water damage Azusa insurance from a trustworthy insurance company. Most of the times insurance companies deny the restoration cost, so make sure you have agreement papers and you hire a good public adjuster for the legal procedure against the claim.
Oct 12, 2018 @ 01:29 am

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