'We need to act now': Quebec flood victims promised more help

'We need to act now': Quebec flood victims promised more help
'We need to act now': Quebec flood victims promised more help
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Robert Balic and Brigitte Cu00f4tu00e9's walk carefully out of the flood zone in Laval West as water levels continue to rise in Montreal on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Robert uses a canoe to shuttle supplies and more hoses for his pump back to his home in Laval West as water levels continue to rise in Montreal on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Gianni Crivello works to keep water from his basement on Cousineau St. in the Cartierville Ahuntsic borough of Montreal on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Peter McCabe/MONTREAL GAZETTE

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Canadian military personnel from Valcartier shore up a sandbag wall along a house on Bouchard St. in Pierrefonds May 7, 2017.  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Canadian military personnel from the Fusillier Mont Royal in Montreal carry sand bags on Bouchard St. in Pierrefonds on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Valerie Turcotte, right, has a look at all the sandbags surrounding her St-Martin St. triplex in Pierrefonds on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Firefighters and city employees sandbag the front lawn of a home on Cousineau St. in the Cartierville Ahuntsic borough of Montreal May 7, 2017.  Peter McCabe/MONTREAL GAZETTE

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Automobile traffic was replaced by boats and heavy equipment carrying sandbags as flood waters continued to rise Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Gatineau.  Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Flood waters lap at his feet as Marcel Theriault looks at his living room on the main floor of his home Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Gatineau.  Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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A man in a canoe paddles by Canadian military personnel next to their TAPV, on the flooded avenue du Chateau-Pierrefonds in Montreal on Sunday May 7, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Floodwaters touch the bottom of a crucifix hanging from the rear view mirror of a car abandoned on a residential street in Gatineau, Que., as rising river levels and heavy rains continue to cause flooding, on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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This dike, on Chateau-Pierrefonds and shown being shored up by City of Montreal worker Michel Gilbert, burst Sunday morning. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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A man sits on a swing chair surrounded by flood water in the town of Rigaud, west of Montreal, Saturday, May 6, 2017, following flooding in the region.  Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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A man is up to the top of his chest waders as he walks along a flooded residential street in Gatineau, Que., as rising river levels and heavy rains continue to cause flooding, on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Several cars left in a driveway are filled with water in Gatineau, Que., as rising river levels and heavy rains continue to cause flooding, on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Rolland Bouvier helps neighbours Mylu00e8ne Nadon, left, and Jocelyn Bouchard shuttle their cars to safety as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Two men pull a small boat loaded with sandbags in the town of Rigaud, west of Montreal, Saturday, May 6, 2017, following flooding in the region.  Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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A pedestrian walks across the Chaudiu00e8re Bridge over the Ottawa River May 6, 2017.  Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Dominique Palardy carries her son Zachary towards their flooded house on Joly street in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Tauseef Bhatti, front, and wife Weena Sehar make their way to their flooded house on Jean-Yves St. in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Residents carry their pets to safer ground, away from flooded Jean-Yves St. in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017.  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Two-year-old Olivia Kulisz and her mother Stephanie are evacuated in the bucket of a loader from rue Jean-Yeves in u00cele Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017.  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Montreal firefighters make their way on flooded Jean-Yves St. in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017.  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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The flooding continues for u00cele Mercier residents like Robert Kelly on Friday, May 5, 2017. Another two feet and Kelly will have to abandon his home.  Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

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A resident stands buy het flooded garage on rue Jean-Yves in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Pumps arrive in a front-end loader on flooded Jean-Yves St. in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Sump pumps do their work for houses on Jean-Yves St. in Ile Bizard on Saturday May 6, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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Resident Robert Kelly watches his home flooding continues for Ile Mercier on Friday, May 5, 2017. He and others are being prepared to have to leave their homes. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

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The flooding continues on u00cele Mercier, off u00cele Bizard on Friday, May 5, 2017. Wading through near waste-deep waters is one way of getting about on the island.  Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

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The flooding continues on u00cele Mercier, off u00cele Bizard on Friday, May 5, 2017. With more rain expected, more sand bags will be needed. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

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The flooding continues on u00cele Mercier, off u00cele Bizard on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

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Montreal fire department help a woman off u00cele Mercier as flooding continues on u00cele Mercier, off u00cele Bizard on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE)  Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

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A couple walks through the flooded streets in the u00cele-Mercier district of u00cele-Bizard, Que. Friday, May 5,2017. Forecasts are calling for several more days of rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz  Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Residents brace themselves against the current as they cross the flooded bridge to the u00cele-Mercier district of u00cele-Bizard, Que. Friday, May 5,2017. Forecasts are calling for several more days of rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz  Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Jonathan Robert carries Jasmine King through a deeply flooded street as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Marvin Solito sits on a sandbag wall monitoring the water levels as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017. Solito hasn't sleep since 2 a.m. and has 6 pumps running to keep the water at bay.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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A pump hose sends water back into the river as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises, flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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A Montreal police officer checks on homes as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises, flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Montreal firemen spot their truck as it slowly crosses a flood bridge as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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A volunteer keeps his eye on the water levels after a group of neighbours pitched in to build sand walls around homes affected by the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rising and flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Bert watches a truck deliver a pallet of sand bags to residents as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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Volunteers use a wheelbarrow to shuttle a pump and gas as the Riviu00e8re des Prairies rises flooding u00cele-Mercier in Montreal on Wednesday May 3, 2017.  Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

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MONTREAL, QUE.: MAY 6, 2017 -- Cars make their way on flooded Gouin Boulevard W near Saint Jean, on Saturday May 6, 2017. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 58566 - 6399  Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

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