Several homes evacuated after landslide in Ste. Sophie

Several homes have been evacuated in the Laurentian town of Ste. Sophie following this weekend's landslide.

Two were evacuated Sunday night after the ground slid at least 30 feet into the river, just 40 feet behind homes on le Rang de l'Achigan.

On Mondau, geologists with the Quebec Transport ministry were monitoring the land and determined that it's still moving.

“We have to be very careful and evacuate everybody,” Louise Gallant, the mayor of Ste. Sophie said.

Specifying that at least five more homes would be evacuated.

“We have firemen coming in and we are going to make sure everyone is secure. We’ll wait for the results from the MTQ before they go back in, if they ever go back in.”

There is no damage to the homes but some sheds are on the verge of sliding into the river.

The Red Cross is taking care of the evacuated families, who have been placed in hotels in Saint-Jérôme.

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