Quebec’s public security minister is preaching patience and says flooding fears will remain for the next several days as more rain is expected in the coming days.
Numerous Quebec municipalities that border streams and rivers are dealing with flooding as heavy precipitation and mild temperatures have caused water levels to rise rapidly.
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Martin Coiteux took stock of the situation Tuesday in Shawinigan, Que., about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City.
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He says with more rain coming, he expects authorities will need to keep close watch for at least another week.
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