Areas of eastern Quebec in rain, storm surge warnings due to remnants of Hurricane Ida



Environment Canada has issued a series of public weather alerts for parts of eastern Quebec as the remnants of Hurricane Ida flood various parts of the province.

Rain, wind and storm surge warnings are in effect for parts of the Gaspé region, including Forillon and Percé National Park. These areas are expected to receive between 90 and 150 millimeters of rain from Friday to Saturday evening.

“It’s a lot of rain, it’s more than normal monthly,” Environment Canada meteorologist Simon Legault told CBC News. “The rivers in this region will rise rapidly and most likely create flooding.”

Legault warns that heavy showers can cause flash floods and water accumulation on the roads. Coastal erosion is also possible in vulnerable areas, he said, and people close to the shore should watch for deteriorating conditions.

Legault urges people to assess how prone their area is to flooding and to prepare an evacuation plan.

The other municipalities in Gaspésie — Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Côte-Nord subject to rain or wind warnings are Anticosti, Natashquan, Chevery, New Carlisle, Murdochville and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.

Northeasterly gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour can be expected in Anticosti, Natashquan and Chevery, with winds gradually diminishing on Friday evening.



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