WATCH: More rain coming but civil security officials not too worried about Montreal area
The forecasted rain in the coming days should not be a danger for already-flood ravaged areas in the Montreal region, said Quebec's environment minister.
David Heurtel said that the rain should not increase the levels of the various bodies of water but rather slow down the already decreasing levels.
But other spots in the Lanaudiére and Mauricie regions may not be so lucky.
Heurtel made the comments at the Quebec government's daily civil security briefing in Montreal.
Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said so far, over 3880 homes have been flooded across the province and over 2700 people had to leave their homes.
Officials with emergency management said that so far they've received 700 claims for financial aid.
Spokesman Denis Landry said people can file a claim on site at public information meetings being held in various municipalities or they can do it by phone (1-888-643-AIDE) or online.
The government is offering up to $159,000 in compensation for building-related damage and issues and a maximum of $25,000 if demolition is required.
• For lodging, people get $20 a day per person starting on the fourth day of staying in a hotel or motel.
• For furniture, appliances and other items, the maximum amount you can claim is $3000 but the amounts are different for specific items, such as freezers and washer/dryers for example.
• For cleaning materials, there is no maximum amount.
Landry said depending on the case, you can get a cheque right away or you may have to wait 24-72 hours. For more information on the various compensation, you can go to the government's website.
Five hundred military reservists from Ontario will be coming in to relieve their counterparts from Val Cartier. Navy personnel will also be lending a hand once the HMCS Montreal arrives; the Canadian Armed Forces' ship was already scheduled to be here for Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.