Quebec’s public security minister says nearly 4,000 residences in the province have now been affected by recent floods.
Martin Coiteux gave an update on the situation Wednesday morning and said 2,721 people have had to leave their homes because of high water levels.
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In all, 3,882 homes have been hit by the floods.
In Montreal, the most recent update indicates that 397 homes have been flooded on the island, but water level have been dropping.
Correction: 397 homes affected by floods. 13 dikes recently reenforcrd. 6 more to go. 243 residents forced out. #flooding2017 #polmtl pic.twitter杭州桑拿/PEspMzBtXy
— Tim Sargeant (@tfsargeant) May 10, 2017
[#inondations] Water receded 5/7 cm last night. Forecast looks stable rest of week. We remain vigilant. Stay safe and support each other pic.twitter杭州桑拿/CjuKyWeSos
— Sécurité incendieMTL (@MTL_SIM) May 10, 2017
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David Heurtel says central Quebec could be hit particularly hard on Saturday and Sunday.
The floods have claimed at least one life in the province – a man whose car ended up in a surging river in the eastern Gaspe region.
Authorities will continue searching today for a two-year-old girl who disappeared in the same incident.
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