Canada Evacuates 1500 People after Flooding

Montreal, Canadian authorities have evacuated

more than 1,500 people. As more as 600 military personnel have been

deployed to help the governments of Quebec and New Brunswick,

which have seen snow-melting spring floods in eastern Canada from

Ottawa River in eastern Ontario to the St. Jean River in New Brunswick.

The governments of Quebec and New Brunswick called on the

military to help them. About 200 troops were deployed in Quebec on

Saturday evening and another 400 on Sunday, particularly in Gatineau,

near the capital Ottawa and Laval in northern Montreal and the Trois-

Rivieres between Montreal and Quebec.

In 2017 spring, eastern Canada witnessed the worst floods in a

quarter of a century, causing severe damage and evacuating

thousands of people in an area stretching from Ontario to New

Brunswick.

Source: Oman News Agency