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Event CategoryDisaster
Event GroupNatural
Event SubgroupMeteorological - Hydrological
Event TypeFlood
PlaceEastern Ontario and Quebec
Event Start DateMarch 28, 1998
Event End DateApril 15, 1998
CommentsEastern Ontario and Quebec, March 28 - April 15, 1998. Warm weather and thunderstorms caused spring flooding. In Ontario, the Clyde River, Ottawa River, Mississippi River and rivers feeding Lake Nipissing overflowed. The lower Trent System below Peterborough from Rice Lake to Bay of Quinte also experienced flooding. States of Emergency were declared in these communities: Lanark Highlands, Village of Kearney, Township of Drummond, North Elmsley, Beckwith Township, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills. In Quebec, over 15 rivers flooded and caused the evacuation of 3,697 people in 140 municipalities. Rivers on the North Shore of St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence River, Assumption River, Chateauguay River, Richelieu River, Ottawa River, Lake St. Pierre and Lake Champlain flooded. Damage mainly occurred in the Montérégie and Mauricie regions.
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total Cost$27,741,685
Federal DFAA Payments$7,246,824
Provincial DFAA Payments$14,570,459
Provincial Department Payments$5,924,402
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0