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Major flooding in Canada

Updated 1623 GMT (0023 HKT) May 9, 2017
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Steve Tousignant watches the Ottawa River from the deck of his home in Constance Bay, an Ottawa neighborhood, on Monday, May 8. Torrential rains and melting snow have caused flooding in various parts of Canada. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press/AP
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard uses a shovel to fill a sandbag as he tours a flood-affected area in Luskville, Quebec, on May 8. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/AP
The Ottawa River floods homes in Rigaud, Quebec, on May 8. There were mandatory evacuations in Rigaud as well as Pontiac and Montreal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP
Two men pass a submerged truck in Gatineau, Quebec, on May 8. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/AP
Canadian armed forces wade through flooded streets as they provide assistance in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, on May 8. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press/AP
Johanne Aubin uses a pool pump to protect her Montreal home from floodwaters on May 8. CATHERINE LEGAULT/AFP/Getty Images
Families evacuate the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds on May 8. CATHERINE LEGAULT/AFP/Getty Images
A man in Montreal carries sandbags on Sunday, May 7. CATHERINE LEGAULT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Two men navigate a flooded street in Rigaud on May 7. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP
Members of the Canadian armed forces fill sandbags in Montreal on May 7. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP
A woman and a man embrace after she evacuated her home in Montreal on May 7. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP
Members of the Canadian armed forces patrol a street in Rigaud on May 7. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP
A firefighter speaks to a resident of Quebec's Mercier Island on Saturday, May 6. Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Residents of Mercier Island carry a pump with a tractor on May 6. Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A resident of Mercier Island drains her house of floodwaters. Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images