Weather summary for Western Quebec

Posted by on Thursday, June 11, 2015
A trough of low pressure tracked slowly across southwestern Quebec on Tuesday. A series of showers, some of which were very heavy, produced significant amounts of rain in the Eastern Townships and in Portneuf, west of Quebec City.

Here is a summary of weather event information as received by Environment Canada.

In Deschambault and Portneuf, about twenty homes were evacuated because of torrential rain. Rainfall amounts of 140 millimetres fell between 7:00 P.M. June 9 and 5:00 A.M. June 10 with close to 50 millimetres falling in one hour.
In the Eastern Townships, Coaticook received 50 to 85 millimetres of rain mainly throughout the evening of June 9, with 45 millimetres falling in one hour. Given that this region had also received rain over the past few days, damage was reported. Among other things, some roadways were damaged in Compton and Sainte-Edwidge-de-Clifton and Pratte Creek overflowed in downtown Coaticook. Some residents have also been evacuated.

Reproduced with the permission of Environment Canada



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