Thousands of homes flooded and isolated as Canada's spring thaw worsens

Thousands of homes flooded and isolated as Canada's spring thaw worsens

Severe spring flooding is affecting parts of Canada and the damage is getting bigger with each passing day. Warm temperatures are expected to continue over the next couple of days with a strong possibility of rain. 

As of late April 23, 3 100 homes are flooded in Quebec alone. 1 400 people have been forced out of their homes and 2 100 properties remain isolated due to washed out roads or landslides.

One person was killed in the province after rising waters washed out the road she was driving on.

Water levels in Quebec are expected to peak by April 24, but flooding risks remain high across its southern regions, particularly in the corridor between the Outaouais area west of Montreal and the Beauce region south of Quebec City, CTV News reports.

The downtown of Sainte-Marie was badly hit by flooding in the last few days, with several hundred people forced to evacuate and nearly 1 000 homes and businesses flooded.

Rigaud mayor warned residents to be prepared to play the long game... "It's going to be drawn out over several weeks before this is all over," he said. "We wish it will be shorter, but that's what it is."

Major flooding issues are also present in New Brunswick, with 55 roads and bridges affected and 36 of them closed or partially closed, and Ontario.

Featured image credit: Urgence Québec

Comments

Gary 6 months ago

This has nothing to do with global warming. One, the globe stopped warming a while back. This is due to global cooling. Quebec got hammered early and often. And, they're still getting snow. Heavy rains due in the near future.

claire 7 months ago

Please excuse my error. Factor causing Quebec flooding is snow melt. So, river back up due to elevated ocean sea levels combines with other flooding threats as well as lunar tidal effects to flood inland areas once considered safe from floods.

Kenneth cash 7 months ago

To bad "To bad" for the world and l MEAN the hole world! FOR all of you people who say that this is now happening do to global warming have no idea what time this really is. For IF you did, then you would truly know how to save yourselves from the destruction of the Angel ARMY of the true GOD. They March right over the tops of your heads evary day and leav behind them a trail of star dust as they cool dawn they are changed into a (........) doing the will of there GOD who mad them and he calls them each by NAME. GO! ANGELS GO!

claire 7 months ago

Human induced global warming is a reality which can be ignored at your own peril. This article illustrates river flooding due to heavy rain causing people to permanently leave their homes. What happens when heavy rain flooding is magnified when the St. Lawrence Seaway cannot empty into the ocean due to rising sea level? I believe even Chicago will be at risk in the future. Won't you begin describing the combined flooding from rain AND from blocked river flow into the ocean?

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