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 2,406 households received emergency support: hotel lodging, food and clothing.
  • 5,498 households were given financial assistance to help them return to a normal life.
  • Close to 670 Red Cross volunteers have been mobilized, working in shifts to provide relief and comfort wherever needed. 
  • A total of $10 million were raised with individuals, businesses, foundations, municipalities, and the Quebec government.

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. 

If your household was impacted by floods :

  • If your residence is destroyed or has major damage, you could be eligible for additional financial assistance.
  • Additional financial assistance may also be provided to you if your financial situation is precarious.
  • To receive this help, you must meet certain criteria. You can verify your eligibility by calling 1 800 863-6582.
  • If you need immediate assistance, please visit a Red Cross recovery centre.
Visit our blog to read stories of our impact on the ground. 

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