Gatineau's mayor is calling on the provincial government to give disaster relief funding to areas of west Quebec as people continue to clean up after torrential rain late last week caused severe flooding.

The heavy rain was widespread with flooding in and around Gatineau, Luskville, Lac Phillippe and Cantley.

Roads were washed out, basements were flooded, and in many cases damage is extensive. It will be days -- weeks in some cases -- before repairs are complete.

A spokesperson for Gatineau Mayor Marc Bureau told CTV Ottawa on Monday that the city is meeting with provincial disaster officials this week to determine if residents will qualify for disaster relief funding.

However, it could take the rest of the week before the full extent of damage is known.

The City of Gatineau estimates 300 to 400 homes were affected by flooding on Thursday and Friday.

Many people are still trying to dry out their homes after water seeped into their basements.

Chairs, couches and rugs were placed on front lawns on Rue Paquin on Monday, as many people tried to dry out their belongings.

City inspectors are going door-to-door to check on residents, but many homeowners are blaming the city for municipal infrastructure that couldn't handle the rain.

One city councillor told CTV Ottawa the flooded homes were built on swamp land and never should have been built there.

Still, Coun. Nicole Champagne, who represents a ward in the area, said the city needs to revamp its infrastructure to prevent anything like this from happening again.

Water also washed away several roads in the region.

Part of Highway 148, near Luskville, remains closed after water caused the road to give way, creating a hole about 50-feet deep.

Part of the road at Chemin des Erables, near Cantley, was also washed out. Markings on nearby trees show the water reached a height of about 20 feet.

The city says damage to that road alone is estimated at $3 million.

Meantime, the road at the entrance to Lac Phillipe in Gatineau Park caused problems for campers over the weekend.

Renee Bellehumeur, a senior manager at Gatineau Park, said the road washed away about 100 metres from Lac Phillipe's entrance.

Bellehumeur said 15 to 20 people were asked to leave and had to be taken out by boat. Others chose to stay until Sunday, when a temporary access road was finished.

Lac Phillipe is currently closed due to high water levels. The National Capital Commission says the park may reopen later this week.

The heavy damage across the Outaouais also means the Wakefield Steam Train will be out of service for at least the next month.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Catherine Lathem