Flood Hit Canada Calls In Army

Two Canadian provinces have called in the army to help deal with flooding that is spreading north from the United States.

About 1,000 soldiers are on the front lines to fight unprecedented water levels in Quebec and Manitoba.

The same storms that have plagued the US midwest over recent days have now pushed north into Canada, along with cresting rivers.

The city of Brandon, Manitoba, with a population of about 40,000, has declared a state of emergency as the water levels on the Assiniboine River continue to rise.

About 200 soldiers are now helping with rescue and evacuation efforts as well as raising dykes and filling sandbags.

More rain is forecast over the next couple of days.

In Quebec about 800 soldiers are also helping to fight the flooding along the Richelieu River.

As many as 3,000 homes have been flooded in the area, which stretches from south of Montreal to the US border

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