There are more questions than answers at the moment and because of that Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor, Guy Pilon is encouraging Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents to take a close look at the Provincial Government’s draft decree establishing a Special Flood Intervention Zone.
Hundreds, if not thousands of homes not even close to being affected by the worst of the flooding in 2017 and this year are now in a zone that would impact an owner’s ability to sell their home at a fair price or even secure insurance.
Mayor Pilon says that the Government seems to have proceeded in a random manner and that his own city’s research into flood plains turned up results that are nothing like those of the Provincial government.
While Mr. Pilon pointed out that the safety of residents is paramount and that flood zones need to be reviewed, this decree would have a serious negative impact on the area.
In all, seventeen municipalities in Vaudreuil-Soulanges are affected by the new flood zone map – many of those towns have never been flooded.
In Hudson alone, all of Quarry Point is now in a flood zone that also extends to encompass all of the Hudson Yacht Club and to within a block of Main Road in places.
In Vaudreuil-Dorion, 30 homes were affected by this year’s floods now, there are 1500 residences covered by the new flood map.
All Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents are strongly urged to check the new flood zone map by clicking on this link.
If your home is in the Red Zone make sure to attend the special meeting this Thursday, July 4th – 7pm at the Chateau Vaudreuil.