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Canada fears new flood of the century

In the East of Canada, the people are preparing for a record flood. In several provinces, thousands of houses are already under water. In Montreal, a dike broke.

Approximately 6000 people were evicted in a suburb of the city of Montreal to their homes. Some would have only had minutes to grab a few personal items, then leaving as quickly as possible to their homes, said Daniel Thibaudeau by the police. Most have reached the warning at dinner: A 50-Meter-long section of a natural dike was broken. Also in the Morning, the evacuations continued.

thousands of people all around Montreal were forced to leave the Region.

residents David Tremblay told the TV station the CBC, neither he nor his father could remember such images. Since 1970, they lived on the shores of "Lake of Two Mountains". Spring high water is nothing Unusual, such water levels. In particularly badly affected areas the water rose up to two meters, it spills to the ground floor window, has collected cars. The Premier of the province of Quebec, warned citizens against further "difficult days". You need courage, Francois Legault.

the record high water of 2017

exceeded cases Since the days of Canada fights with heavy rain. Add to that the snow melt. This may let the water levels of the Ottawa river and the St. Lawrence river will rise even higher than during the last major flood in the year 2017 - a flood, which was considered as the century of disaster. With the level highs until Monday or Tuesday.

Montreal gets declared a state of emergency

According to Canada's capital, Ottawa, has, besides smaller places, least of all the big-city Montreal state of emergency, to be able to help better, coordinate. The government deploys hundreds of soldiers to fill sandbags and protect dikes. Premier Justin Trudeau came to Constance Bay in the West of Ottawa, to support Volunteers. So far there are no reports of injured or Missing persons.

state of emergency in Canada's capital city - Floods after heavy rains
Kai, Clement, ARD New York
26.04.2019 20:37 PM

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