Quebec floods

Quebec floods: Residents say they’ve been left high and dry.
First came the flash flooding of her entire street in Roxboro, then the marathon demolition and cleanup as everyone, from the local priest in his Sunday garb to the high school hockey team, came out to salvage what could be salvaged and toss the rest.

Have any Quebec InterNACHI home inspectors on or off the islands of Montreal or Laval had the experience of inspecting a home for flood victims?

If so, what did you encounter and observe during the home inspection assessment?

The municipality of Pierrefonds / Roxboro held a by appointment only meeting September 28 & 29.
Did anyone attend? Love to hear what you have to say.

If you could please list what you encountered, as compared to a typical home inspection. This experiences help other Quebec InterNACHI members prior a suspect flood inspection and homes that will be sold afterwards.
Much Thanks.

Quebec government seeks to make flood compensation process 'more fair’
Government to tweak housing evaluations, allow collective applications for exemptions from rebuilding rules.
CBC News Posted: Jul 19, 2017 3:39 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 19, 2017 5:23 PM ET.

There may be good news on the horizon for some flood victims who were told they wouldn’t be allowed to rebuild.

On Wednesday, the Quebec government announced changes to its plan to manage reconstruction of homes damaged by this spring’s flooding.

Going forward, the government will offer municipalities the ability to apply for a collective exemption to reconstruction limitations.

That means whole neighbourhoods could be exempt from “special intervention zones,” rather than homeowners having to apply individually.
A total of 211 of these zones, defined as vulnerable to flooding every zero to 20 years, were identified across the province. They are subject to a government order forbidding all new construction and severely restricting the rebuilding of damaged houses.

Quebec flood victims feeling abandoned after government aid slow to come
Four months after spring flooding sent more than two metres of water rushing into her home, Katy Deschênes says she still has no idea of whether she’ll be able to rebuild the home where she raised six children.

With cold weather approaching and no heat in her home, the resident of Saint-Joseph-du-Lac in the Laurentians, says she’s feeling increasingly desperate.

She’s still waiting for the province to send her the inspection report for her home, which will tell her how much compensation she might get — and if she’s allowed to rebuild at all.

“We feel betrayed, desperate,” said Deschenes, 47.

Still living in a hotel

Marie-Anne Toussaint, 66, attended the rally with a sign that said “I want to go home.”

She’s still living in a hotel and getting assistance from the Red Cross while waiting for financial aid to arrive.

Toussaint, who is retired, says she lives on a pension and can’t afford the repairs to her Pierrefonds home, which are estimated at more than $70,000.

Jan Wilkinson, an office worker who lives in Ile Mercier, Que., said the flooding damaged the base of her home and left her water pipes exposed.

She says she’s submitted her paperwork, had her home inspected, called the Quebec ministry’s phone number repeatedly, and even written letters to Coiteux and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

But after all that she says she still doesn’t have an inspection report and is no closer to knowing whether she’ll get a permit to repair her home before the pipes start freezing and she has to leave again.

“I don’t feel heard,” she said at the rally. “Nobody’s listening.”