Troops double their presence in flood-ravaged Quebec

Water levels in Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River expected to rise sharply

The Canadian Forces are doubling their presence in southern Quebec as the region continues to deal with floods. More than 500 troops will help build and reinforce barriers to protect homes from the rapidly rising waters of Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River. The water levels are expected to return to the record highs recorded earlier this month by Tuesday. So far, more than 3,000 homes have been flooded and 1,000 people have been evacuated in the region south of Montreal.

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