The City of Baie-Comeau has implemented various measures to help the victims of Sept-Îles, who were evacuated from their homes due to the forest fires that have been raging in the area for a few days.
People who were unable to stay with family or friends were directed to the Port-Cartier Recreational and Cultural Complex.
“At the same time, our staff also mobilized to be ready to help the victims of the Sept-Îles sector,” confirms the director of communications and tourism for the City of Baie-Comeau, Mathieu Pineault.
A residential center has been set up at the Henri-Desjardins centre. It can accommodate 336 people.
The municipal body has also published on its Facebook page a list of places for the reception of victims on the move aboard their recreational vehicle (RV).
Here are the accessible locations:
3501, boulevard Laflèche: drinking water, draining and parking
3 Denonville Avenue: parking lot
Pioneer Park (Champlain Avenue): parking lot
Avenue Cartier (along the river): drinking water and drainage
“The surrounding hotels are also ready to receive disaster victims and a team of firefighters is working closely with the authorities. We stand in solidarity with you,” says the City of Baie-Comeau on Facebook.
“We are ready to increase this support as the situation evolves,” adds Mr. Pineault.
For its part, the Refuge Chapitou can accommodate pets. The organization was also looking for foster families for the animals since the victims will not be able to accommodate them with them in the hotels.
People interested in housing an animal can contact Dany Cimon at Refuge Chapitou at 418 378-9474.
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