More fear than harm for the residents of Saint-Raymond who have seen the Sainte-Anne River get out of its bed in the last few days due to hot temperatures and heavy rain.

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Claude Duplain, the mayor of Saint-Raymond, feared Sunday evening that the city center would be affected, but the river returned to its normal level later in the evening.

“The flood which took place a little higher in the plains, the fields and all that, it would have passed in the city center”, explains the mayor.

The municipality had however prepared by declaring a state of emergency which has now been lifted.

Mr. Duplain still foresees “a painful spring”.

Several experts are monitoring the river closely and compiling information to prevent future flooding.