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Canada: Flooding state of emergency in Montreal

Canada: Flooding state of emergency in Montreal
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The city of Montreal has declared a state of emergency, amid the worst flooding in decades in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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The city of Montreal has declared a state of emergency, amid the worst flooding in decades in the Canadian province of Quebec.

More than 2,000 homes have reportedly been inundated, with schools and government buildings closed in some areas.

Flooding in Quebec expected to peak soon. Île-Perrot and Vaudreuil among devastated areas. https://t.co/yyOxj87YcQ#inondationspic.twitter.com/raFpaloKQj

— CBC Montreal (@CBCMontreal) 8 mai 2017

Police were searching for a man and a toddler swept away as heavy rains swelled rivers.

The Canadian military has deployed about 1,200 troops to help deal with the flooding but more rain is expected.

Government takes 'all-of-Canada' approach to fight massive flooding https://t.co/CPtl21EPGPpic.twitter.com/HCPzv7xmM0

— CBC Montreal (@CBCMontreal) 8 mai 2017

with Reuters

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