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.
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