Prime Minister visiting Gatineau flood evacuees

By CBC News Ottawa, April 24, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting a flood evacuation centre in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday afternoon.

More than 300 people have registered with the western Quebec city as victims of a flood that's reached major flood levels in some waterfront neighbourhoods and is expected to reach that status in more areas today.

Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, spoke with flood victims and volunteers at the evacuation centre.

They thanked the volunteers for their work.

"Once again we're here noticing and noting how the floods across the country are a challenge, here in Quebec and elsewhere," Trudeau said.

With climate change we're going to see more and more of these extreme weather events more regularly.- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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