Flooding Prompts Montreal to Declare State of Emergency
Montreal declared a 48-hour state of emergency on Sunday, May, 7, as rising floodwater threaten communities across Quebec. The Canadian Press reported that the officials in Montreal. declared a state of emergency after three dikes in the northern Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough gave way on Sunday. Officials warned that the flooding was expected to continue for several days with water levels in the Riviere des Prairies expected to rise 7.8 inches overnight. At least 170 homes have already been evacuated and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre urged residents to comply with evacuation orders. This video shows flooding in the West Island area of Montreal.