WATCH: Heavy rains flood homes, backyards, roads
The continued and sometimes heavy downpouring of rain this week has flooded rivers, but has hit closer to home as well for many around the Montreal area.
Sewer backups in the Laurentians flooded dozens of homes overnight, forcing residents to evacuate and causing water damage.
In Ste-Therese and Rosemere, several neighbourhoods saw streets turn to shallow lakes, and basements oozing with rain and sewer water.
"We knew that it could happen, but not [to] this degree," one resident said early Friday.
In Dollard-Des Ormeaux, homeowners are using pumps to bail out their water-logged properties.
Serge Rochon's backyard on Stream Ave. was turned into a shallow pond from the rain—an all-too-frequent occurrence for his low-lying property.
"I'm always watching the forecast," he admitted. "We're always crossing our fingers they're wrong."
"We have an industrial-sized pump in there with a fire hose; a 100-foot fire hose that can really pull a lot of water away," he said, adding it is seeing a lot of use this week because of the heavy rain.
Meantime, the city of Montreal is monitoring the water levels of the Lake of Two Mountains and Riviere des Prairies.
According to the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety, the lake has seen minor flooding west of Montreal in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Pointe-Calumet.
In Chateauguay, the corner of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Saint-Francis Blvds. was waterlogged on Tuesday. Two water pumps were brought in by the government, but have been unable to keep up with the volume of water.
Some municipalities, including Laval, are providing sandbags to residents hoping to fortify their homes.
—with files from Tania Krywiak and Cosmo Santamaria of CTV Montreal