It's the middle of the night and Gatineau firefighters are beginning “voluntary” evacuations for 230 homes in low-lying areas. It's the region's first evacuation, though the Ottawa River has already overtaken homes on streets along the Gatineau
City urges pleasure boaters to stay off Ottawa River
The flooding of communities on or downstream from the Ottawa River is breaking some historical records, but this is far from the worst flooding Quebecers have experienced. The water level on the Lake of Two Mountains surpassed its all-time high on May 3.