Quebec Spring Floods

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Response highlights 

  • For details on the Red Cross response since the beginning of the floods in Québec, see our overview.
  • Over 2 083 households received emergency support: hotel lodging, food and clothing.
  • 4,872 households were given financial assistance to help them return to a normal life.
  • Close to 650 Red Cross volunteers have been mobilized, working in shifts to provide relief and comfort wherever needed. 
  • A total of $ 9,4 million were raised with individuals, businesses, foundations, municipalities, and the Quebec government.www.

Red Cross teams are still present in four recovery offices in Gatineau, Laval, Rigaud, and Pierrefonds-Roxboro, with mobile teams regularly visiting communities affected by the floods. The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with municipal and provincial authorities.

In addition to the initial $600 in direct financial assistance to flooded households, the Red Cross is providing additional financial assistance to support those hardest hit as they recover. For further details, see this overview of the recovery assistance program

If your household was impacted by floods in Quebec

  • If your residence is destroyed or has major damage, you could be eligible for additional financial assistance. Please register by calling 1-800-863-6582Learn more here.
  • If you need immediate assistance, please visit a Red Cross recovery centre.

Show your support for the Canadian Red Cross' response efforts:

Canadians wishing to help are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Spring Floods Appeal Quebec online or by calling 1-800-418-1111.

If you wish to get involved with the Red Cross:

Apply to become a volunteer. We will contact applicants when needs arise in your community.

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Register to receive financial assistance available to flood-affected individuals, business and communities through the Government of Quebec.