High waters cause for vigilance, not concern: officials

Warmer temperatures and melting snow and ice have city officials on high alert in flood prone areas.

"It was about a meter above the water mark, yesterday," said Paola Hawa, Mayor of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The water went down around 8 inches overnight on the Lac Saint-Louis side, but water is still dangerously close to splashing up onto the city's boardwalk.

The Lake of Two Mountains side of the island remains well below flood levels, but shorelines residents on both sides still have plenty to remain vigilant about, according to Mayor Hawa.

"Keep an eye on it, you never know," she said. Mother Nature is unpredictable. It's going in the right direction but remain vigilant."

One Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue resident did request a delivery of sandbags over the weekend, but that person is being extremely cautious, Hawa insisted.

"Take a look at our website, we post updates every few hours," she said, referencing is a map that highlights the high-risk areas.

Hawa also recommends everybody sign up for the red alert text messaging system, which sends warnings straight to your phone when Montreal Civil Security feels the water level is getting dangerously high.