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Report- Montreal enters Alert mode for flooding risks

Report- Montreal enters Alert mode for flooding risks
Rainfall in Montreal / TwentySeven / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images

Due to high temperatures and spring thawing Montreal has been experiencing, the city may face high floods in the next few days.

Water levels are expected to rise the most in the next 48 hours, according to a release made by the city of Montreal.

This same release also warns Montrealers to beware of risks, as the city enters Alert mode as part of their response plan. "In the context of the spring freshet, the urban agglomeration of Montréal enters Alert mode as part of its special response plan (PPI) regarding floods," says the city of Montreal.

Public Safety Canada also made a statement on Twitter and advised Canadians to do the following things of they are at risk of flooding:

"If flooding is forecast in your area:

• Turn off the basement furnace

• Turn off the outside gas valve

 • Shut off the electricity"

Petri Oeschger / E+ / Getty Images

Source: Petri Oeschger / E+ / Getty Images

Lastly, a heavy rainfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada, warning of 15 to 25 mm of rain starting Monday night across the region. 

If you live close to a body of water, make sure you're prepared! For more safety information, visit Montreal's website & recommendations. For the latest updates, click here.

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