Stabilization of the Level of The Saint-François River
Emergencies and important notices
The Organisation municipale de la sécurité civile (OMSC) informs the population that the Saint-François River level has reached a stable level around 6:00 p.m. and a slow decrease has also been observed. At 7:30 p.m., the river level was slightly above the 24-foot mark, after almost reaching 25 feet during the day. The OMSC predicts that the decline will continue very slowly during the night to come.
The Service de protection contre les incendies de Sherbrooke (SPCIS) teams visited 250 residences during the day to invite those present to leave their homes. Of these, about 80 people came to the Reception Centre set up and will receive support from the Red Cross to host them. Their situation will be reassessed tomorrow morning.
At 7:30 p.m., a total of 2,200 customers were still without electricity in the Sherbrooke area. The teams will remain at work in the evening and during the night. Hydro-Sherbrooke hopes to have been able to restore more than half of the affected residences by tomorrow morning. The winds are decreasing in intensity, which should greatly help the repair teams.
Throughout the territory, several damages on residences or vehicles were observed during the day. The Ville de Sherbrooke does not report any significant damage to its properties, except for part of the roof of a hangar at Sherbrooke Airport that was ripped off by high winds. The Service de police de Sherbrooke (SPS) reports no accidents causing injuries during the day.
For the hours to come
Until tomorrow morning, the operational centre of the OMSC will remain open and the SPS will respond to all urgent situations. The public is invited to visit the Ville de Sherbrooke Web site or its Facebook page to follow the news.