Top tweets: Photos, video of flooding conditions in Canada
Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:22 PM - Communities across four Canadian provinces are attempting to ward off further damage caused by devestating multi-day rainfall events that have forced thousands from their homes.
A two-year-old girl is still missing and man has been confirmed dead after a vehicle was swept into floodwaters in Quebec. Saint-Anne-des-Monts resident Mike Gagnon, 37, was travelling with a woman and the toddler when their vehicle flipped into the rushing waters of the Sainte-Anne River. This incident comes just a day after the Quebec government announced they will donate $500,000 to flood relief. Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux told reporters that while water levels could recede midweek, flooding could take several days still stabilize and will "remain a problem."
Meanwhile in British Columbia, two men remain missing, one from Tappen and the other from Cache Creek. States of emergency have been declared in the southern interior cities of Kelowna, West Kelowna and Grand Forks, as well as the Lumby and Fintry Delta townships.
In New Brunswick, the sprawling Saint John River has flooded following over 100 mm of rain over the weekend. Near the river bank, basements are filling with water and roads are being washed out.
Below, Canadians share their photos and videos of these destructive flooding events:
Flooding is taking a toll on people and wildlife across Canada. This deer was able to escape from Toronto's swollen Humber River last week pic.twitter.com/2hs8xVa5rA— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) May 8, 2017
Rising water of the St John River pic.twitter.com/WmBtHntqK6— Rob Thom (@RobThom3) May 7, 2017