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Quebec battles floods

An overhead view showing homes in a flooded Montreal suburb of Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing homes in a flooded Montreal suburb of Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing homes in a flooded Montreal suburb of Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Iven Ponce with his spouse Danielle tries to start his generator to pump water out of their home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Iven Ponce with his spouse Danielle tries to start his generator to pump water out of their home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Iven Ponce with his spouse Danielle tries to start his generator to pump water out of their home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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A swamped car is parked in front of a home in the flooded Montreal suburb of Pierrefonds. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A swamped car is parked in front of a home in the flooded Montreal suburb of Pierrefonds. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A swamped car is parked in front of a home in the flooded Montreal suburb of Pierrefonds. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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An overhead view showing flooded Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing flooded Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing flooded Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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A woman guides a boat to a house in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A woman guides a boat to a house in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A woman guides a boat to a house in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Canadian Corporal Kody Njolstad tries to get a squirrel to grab onto a tree after he helped rescue it from a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Corporal Kody Njolstad tries to get a squirrel to grab onto a tree after he helped rescue it from a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Corporal Kody Njolstad tries to get a squirrel to grab onto a tree after he helped rescue it from a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood of Ile Mercier, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood of Ile Mercier, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood of Ile Mercier, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Canadian soldiers talk to residents in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian soldiers talk to residents in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian soldiers talk to residents in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Canadian Corporal Kody Njolstad tries to get a squirrel to grab onto a tree after he helped rescue it from a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Corporal Kody Njolstad tries to get a squirrel to grab onto a tree after he helped rescue it from a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Corporal Kody Njolstad tries to get a squirrel to grab onto a tree after he helped rescue it from a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Pierre Gagnon paddles to his flooded home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Pierre Gagnon paddles to his flooded home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Pierre Gagnon paddles to his flooded home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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An overhead view showing St Jean Blvd., in the flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing St Jean Blvd., in the flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing St Jean Blvd., in the flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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A tractor pulls a trailer through a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A tractor pulls a trailer through a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A tractor pulls a trailer through a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Perrot, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Perrot, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Perrot, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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James Taylor paddles Heine Wentzel, a visitor from South Africa, out of the flooded neighbourhood he was visiting in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

James Taylor paddles Heine Wentzel, a visitor from South Africa, out of the flooded neighbourhood he was visiting in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

James Taylor paddles Heine Wentzel, a visitor from South Africa, out of the flooded neighbourhood he was visiting in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Canadian soldiers guide their boats through a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian soldiers guide their boats through a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian soldiers guide their boats through a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Men throw sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Men throw sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Men throw sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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An abandoned car with a sign reading 'R.I.P.' in the windshield is seen in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

An abandoned car with a sign reading 'R.I.P.' in the windshield is seen in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

An abandoned car with a sign reading 'R.I.P.' in the windshield is seen in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Jean-Francois Perrault (L) and Julie Theriault move mattresses from a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Jean-Francois Perrault (L) and Julie Theriault move mattresses from a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Jean-Francois Perrault (L) and Julie Theriault move mattresses from a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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A man plays his guitar as he travels in a boat to collect water supplies in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Bizard, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A man plays his guitar as he travels in a boat to collect water supplies in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Bizard, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A man plays his guitar as he travels in a boat to collect water supplies in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Bizard, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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A man paddles a canoe in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A man paddles a canoe in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A man paddles a canoe in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Mina Tayarani carries a bag of her belongings as she is evacuated from her home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Bizard, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Mina Tayarani carries a bag of her belongings as she is evacuated from her home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Bizard, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Mina Tayarani carries a bag of her belongings as she is evacuated from her home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Ile Bizard, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Marcel Theriault stands inside his flooded home in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Marcel Theriault stands inside his flooded home in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Marcel Theriault stands inside his flooded home in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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A resident removes belongings from his home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A resident removes belongings from his home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A resident removes belongings from his home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Residents push a canoe in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Residents push a canoe in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Residents push a canoe in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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Surete du Quebec Police officers try to convince a resident to evacuate his home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Surete du Quebec Police officers try to convince a resident to evacuate his home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Surete du Quebec Police officers try to convince a resident to evacuate his home in a flooded residential neighbourhood in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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People row a boat in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

People row a boat in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

People row a boat in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Residents drink beer while sitting in a flooded gazebo in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Residents drink beer while sitting in a flooded gazebo in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Residents drink beer while sitting in a flooded gazebo in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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A man places sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A man places sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A man places sandbags outside a home in a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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A woman kayaks in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A woman kayaks in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A woman kayaks in a flooded residential area in Rigaud, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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