Longueuil received the equivalent of a month of rain in one day

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Longueuil received the equivalent of a month of rain in one day

The City of Longueuil reported that 126 buildings were damaged by the rains on Tuesday.

The City of Longueuil is slowly recovering from the long day on Tuesday, during which nearly 70 millimeters of water fell on the territory of the agglomeration, causing numerous floods and forcing the closure of several buildings.

According to a statement sent on Twitter by Mayor Catherine Fournier, the approximately 70mm of rain that fell on Tuesday is dangerously close to the monthly precipitation average for this time of year, which is 80mm.

A total of 2,622 calls were made to the Municipality's Citizen Service Center between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. can explain some system failures.

Local police responded to 1,400 of these calls, while firefighters carried out 258 interventions.

An total of 125 addresses, 22 in Greenfield Park, 12 in Saint-Hubert and 91 in Vieux-Longueuil, have been listed as having suffered damage related to sewer backups, but this number is expected to increase as reports are received, further indicates Ms. Fournier.

On Tuesday evening, at least two private high schools located on the South Shore of Montreal had announced that classes would not take place on Wednesday, due to water infiltration.

Following the rains and their impact, 36 people received assistance from the Red Cross.

Eight municipal buildings were damaged by the rain, including the library of the Jacques-Ferron Cultural Center where the children's section will remain closed for an indefinite period. The adult section is still open.

Several floods in Greater Montreal after very heavy rains

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