Ottawa and Gatineau flood updates for Monday, May 8
Ottawa Citizen

By the Ottawa Citizen, May 8, 2017

Hundreds of people on both sides of the Ottawa River have abandoned their homes over the weekend amid record floodwaters. Read the bullet points for key rolling updates throughout the day. Our main story is below.

The floods at a glance: Good news:

Water levels have reached a peak, and should start falling unless there’s another deluge of rain

Bad news: Highway 174 has been closed between Trim Road and Cameron Street due to soil erosion

There are many devastating stories emerging, such as this one: Flood victim put home on market only a few weeks ago: ‘I’ll be in the hole for the rest of my life’

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