Canadian Armed Forces will be on Provincial highways next week

5 May 2011

Convoys from 2 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (2 R22R), set out to assist residents of the Montérégie region of Quebec who are struggling to cope with rising flood waters.

Operation LOTUS(E) 1-11 is the Canadian Forces (CF) joint response led by Canada Command and conducted through Joint Task Force East (JTFE) to the floods in Montérégie, Québec. The domestic humanitarian relief mission incorporates Canadian Forces Army, Navy and Air Force assets to deliver much needed assistance to communities affected by these floods.

In coordination with the Federal Government of Canada and the Provincial Government of Québec, approximately 500 members from the Land Domestic Task Force, based in Valcartier, along with approximately 100 reservists from the Territorial Battle Group, based in Montreal, are deployed in the affected areas. They are engaged in multiple tasks, including: protection of infrastructure by placing sandbags, assistance in the evacuation of people in the affected areas and the conduct of safety patrols.
Photo: Cpl Kate Duggan, Imagery Section, Valcartier Garrison
© 2011 DND-MDN Canada

5 mai 2011

Les convois du 2e Bataillon du Royal 22e Régiment (2 R22R) partent pour aller soutenir les sinistrés de la région de la Montérégie, qui sont aux prises avec des inondations.

L’opération LOTUS(E) 1-11 est l’intervention interarmées des Forces canadiennes (FC) dirigée par le Commandement Canada et menée par l’entremise de la Force opérationnelle interarmées (Est) à la suite des inondations en Montérégie, au Québec. La mission nationale d’aide humanitaire comprend des éléments de l’Armée de terre, de la Marine et de la Force aérienne afin de fournir l’aide dont on grandement besoin les collectivités touchées par ces inondations. 

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