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Disasters

Quebec isn’t immune to disasters. Some regions are more exposed than others: for example, in the Beauce area, flooding is more common; in Charlevoix, earthquakes happen more frequently; whereas the Côte-Nord region and Eastern Quebec are more prone to coastal erosion and submersion.

Flooding along the Rivière Richelieu in 2011
Inondation de la rivière Richelieu en 2011
Flood in the Saguenay area in 19996
Déluge du Saguenay en 1996
Earthquake in the Outaouais region in 2010

Contact your municipality or do an Internet search to find out which types of disasters could occur in your area.

Always keep your emergency kit nearby. It will cover your basic needs during the first 3 days of an emergency situation or in case of a disaster.

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