Storm Beryl hits Quebec: 'We're all going to eat'

Storm Beryl hits Quebec: 'We're all going to eat'

Quebecers will not be spared from Storm Beryl, and if the first signs of its arrival appear on Wednesday, “the worst will be on Thursday.”

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“Beryl's remains will be on the menu for Quebecers in the coming days. Unfortunately, we will all be eating,” meteorologist Gilles Breen told the Daily Mail. VAT at midday.

If the province is going to be affected this much, it's because of the path hurricanes usually follow. “Half of the hurricanes end their lives in the Labrador Sea, off the east coast, and along Quebec. There will be flooding,” explains Mr. Breen.

More than 40 to 50 mm of rain is expected in Quebec on Wednesday and Thursday. Up to 80 mm of rain could fall in the south of the province, including in Buis and Estry. Rain will start Wednesday evening and intensify on Thursday.

Environment Canada has also issued special weather forecasts for the move from the Ottawas to Centre-de-Québec, via the Laurentians, Lanaudiere, Montérégie, Estrie and the Island of Montreal.

“The remnants of Storm Beryl will impact southern Quebec starting late Wednesday. We expect between 40 and 80 mm of rain and moderate winds.”

“This is no longer a tropical storm, it's now a depression over Kentucky. […] “We can't escape it, it's a week full of rain and storms,” explains the meteorologist.

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Quebec regions on alert

Several areas in Quebec are preparing for the arrival of Storm Beryl, including by lowering lake levels. These large amounts of rain could lead to flooding in certain areas.

This is the case in Chertsey, in Lanaudière, where parts of the road were severely damaged after 120mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours on June 23.

“If the forecast is 80mm to 100mm, the council will lower all its managed lakes tomorrow morning and into Monday. If the forecast is 40mm or less, the lakes will rise over the weekend,” Chertsey Council commented.

“This 120 mm of rain across Quebec, with our clayey and mobile soils, is what we have to fear,” Mr. Breen continues.

Storms and the risk of power outages will also be on the menu over the coming days.

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