Province orders municipal emergency plans

Chris Lowrey
MUN. of PONTIAC March 1, 2018
The Quebec government has made it mandatory for every municipality in the province to formulate an emergency management plan.
The move comes in response to last spring’s flooding where many people in the region were forced out of their homes and had to deal with red tape, uncertainty and a lack of communication from provincial representatives.
The goal is to help municipalities better prepare for natural disasters like last year’s floods.
Just over 30 per cent of Quebec municipalities already have an emergency plan.
The Municipality of Pontiac is in the minority as one of the municipalities that has an emergency plan.
The municipality is currently going over that plan as part of a post-mortem of the flood response.


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