Quebec officials remain on flooding alert, keeping tabs on weather
Water levels remain high, but the flooding situation remains largely stable in Quebec, with alert levels maintained and officials keeping close tabs on the weather forecast for any precipitation in the coming days.
Numerous regions of the province have been hit hard by spring flooding in the last few weeks, including the Montreal, Outaouais, Beauce, Mauricie and Laurentian areas.
The City of Montreal voted Friday to extend its state of emergency for five more days.
Mayor Valerie Plante told reporters while the situation remains stable, water levels haven't dropped enough to lift the emergency declaration.
Canadian military personnel on the ground in Quebec report they've seen a significant decrease in their assigned tasks in the past few days, and are shifting to specific regions still facing flooding threats.
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