It is going to be one year since the massive Quebec floods destroyed many homes. Even now, 77 of the flood victims are seeking shelter provided by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross has said that it provided emergency support to over 2,400 households that were affected by the 2017 spring floods. Thousands of people had to leave their home during the floods. It also caused severe damage to the property in many of the towns and cities.
So far, the Quebec province has paid over 100 million dollars in claims. But there are still many people who are awaiting the claim amount.
Tauseef Bhatti and his wife Weena are one of the victims of the massive floods in Île Bizard. They have been living in 2 hotel rooms for the last 8 months with their four children. They say that the space is very confined and feel very uncomfortable.
They have been going through a complex process of estimations, inspections, and documents to make up the flood compensation file. They have not been able to make the file. They say that the authorities are not properly guiding them. They are seeking more and more papers.
An estimate by the provincial government estimator says it would take $181,000 to fix the couple’s flooded home.