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Floods drive almost 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec

Floods drive almost 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec

Though this exceptional rainfall may be over soon, experts warn that extreme flooding could become more common.

Meanwhile, in British Columbia, the same combination of rain and snow melt had caused flooding and mudslides with at least two people missing. She was released from the hospital Sunday evening but her husband and toddler were swept away and remained missing as of Monday afternoon, police said. He is presumed dead, RCMP Corporal Dan Moskaluk told the BBC.

Sunday evening, a 37-year-old man and his two-year-old daughter were reported missing after their auto veered into a river and was swept away near Sainte-Anne-des-Monts in the Gaspe region of eastern Quebec.

A police helicopter and divers were to help in the search, which continued as Quebec's public security minister said water levels across the province were expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday.

Martin Coiteux said today the Canadian Forces personnel will be deployed to western and central Quebec as well as in and around the Montreal area.

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Homes in the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds are flooded on May 8, 2017. There are now 1,520 evacuees in the province.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited a flooded community on Sunday and helped to fill sandbags in his home province.

The troops, along with aircraft and a dozen boats are aiding communities across Quebec, several of which are under states of emergency.

In Quebec, areas around Rigaud, Gatineau and certain regions of Montreal, states of emergency have been declared as hundreds have been evacuated.

The Canadian Red Cross has launched a campaign asking for donations for those affected by the flooding.

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The province of Quebec in the east of Canada, of which Montreal is the capital, has seen widespread flooding, as has the province of Ontaria. Federal government offices located in Gatineau, on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, were closed on Monday.

As what seems like never-ending rain causes water levels to creep higher across much of Central and Eastern Canada, Environment Canada's senior climatologist David Phillips explained to CTV News Channel on Saturday the scientific reasons behind the drastic flooding in some parts of the country.

"I knew the water was coming up", he said in an interview.

Since 1 April, Montreal alone received 232mm (9in) of rain. "Rainfall has been 1 to 3 inches above average in the first week of May".

"It's rained hard, it's rained often", he said.

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