Severe flooding from the spring thaw and heavy rains affected over 17,500 homes in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick causing more than 12,196 residents to evacuate. Landslides and washed out roads isolated thousands of households, leaving several Canadian towns in a state of emergency. GlobalMedic responded to 6 areas of need across 3 provinces.
17,500 HOMES FLOODED
12,196 PEOPLE EVACUATED
600 SQUARE KM FLOODED
In Quebec, 6,425 homes were flooded, with a further 3,508 surrounded by water and 9,523 people evacuated. In Pontiac, Quebec, 220 people were issued mandatory evacuation orders. In the town of Sainte-Marie, 60km Southeast of Quebec City, 950 homes were flooded and 795 people were forced to evacuate. In response to this, GlobalMedic donated more than 200 Family Clean-Up Kits to Pontiac, QC in partnership with Air Canada who flew the cargo for free from Toronto to Quebec City, where Pontiac Firefighters then distributed them to families in need. Additionally, GlobalMedic donated over 300 Family Clean-Up Kits to the affected city of Ste-Marie de Beauce, and 600 Family Clean-Up Kits to Montreal, Quebec. These kits were flown from Toronto to Montreal thanks to Air Canada and distributed throughout the Montreal region by Air Canada employees.
In New Brunswick, 80 roads were closed, with 1745 homes affected by flooding. GlobalMedic donated 600 Family Clean-Up Kits to Fredericton, New Brunswick. These kits were once again flown from Toronto by Air Canada. Distribution of the kits was completed in partnership with the Paramedic Association of New Brunswick.
In Ottawa, 21 homes were evacuated and 42 square kilometers flooded. In partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada, GlobalMedic’s volunteers packed and distributed more than 200 Family Clean-Up Kits to families affected in this region. GlobalMedic also responded to flooding in Bracebridge, Ontario by packing and delivering over 190 Family Clean-Up Kits to families in need.