Heavy rains for the past several days, combined with melted snow, have caused disruption for families and businesses in Canadian locations including eastern Ontario and western Quebec, the West Island in Montreal and parts of New Brunswick.
Moving to dry land.
Members of a family are helped with some belongings in a canoe as part of an evacuation in the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds. As of Monday morning, over 1,500 people had been forced out of their homes in Quebec.
City life at a standstill.
A man places sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Que. Both English- and French-language school boards announced schools in Gatineau would be closed Monday, as were most provincial and municipal buildings in the city.
Surveying the damage.
Marcel Theriault stands inside his flooded home in Gatineau, Que. Residents, volunteers and officials say they are feeling exhausted after days of battling the ever-rising water in Ottawa and Gatineau in what has become a “historic flood.”
Help is on the way.
Canadian soldiers inspect a flooded residential area in Gatineau on May 7. More military members are being summoned Monday, to a total of over 1,200. But some community members believe the response was not timely.
Waters rise along a row of cottages on the weekend in Rockland, Ont., 40 kilometres east of Ottawa. The Clarence-Rockland area was one of the first areas in Central and Eastern Canada ro require assistance due to heavy flooding.
Pump it up, and out.
People in neighbourhoods including Ahuntsic-Cartierville in the Montreal metropolitan area are working around the clock to try and protect their homes. The flooding forced a…