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Forty Canadians still out of homes after weekend flash floods

Sept. 3, 2013 at 2:49 PM   |   Comments

MAGOG, Quebec, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Some 40 residents of the Canadian city of Magog were not able to return to their homes Tuesday after flash floods forced them to evacuate, officials say.

Basements in the town, about 75 miles east of Montreal, were flooded and roads washed out by more than 4 1/2 inches of rain, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The rains Sunday night forced 250 residents into an evacuation center at a local high school.

Mayor Vicky May Hamm said many families were able to go home Monday morning. Many of the remaining people, who lived in an apartment building, had moved to a hotel with the assistance of the Red Cross.

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