Canadian capital of Ottawa declares state of emergency as waters swell

26 April 2019
2019-04-26 13:10

Rising waters were prompting further evacuations in central Canada on Thursday, with the mayor of the country's capital, Ottawa, declaring a state of emergency and Quebec authorities warning that a hydroelectric dam was at risk of breaking. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited with flood victims in Gatineau, Quebec.

PRIME MINISTER, JUSTIN TRUDEAU said   At the same time we also have to reflect that with climate change we are going to see more and more of these extreme weather events more regularly. It means we have to think about adaptation, mitigation and how we're going to move forward together."

Spring flooding had killed one person and forced more than 900 people from their homes in Canada's Quebec province as of 1 p.m. on Thursday, according to a government website.

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