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More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

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MEANS OF TRANSPORT. Residents in a canoe paddle on the flooded streets in Pierrefonds, Canada on Sunday May 7, 2017. Catherine Legault/AFP

A combination of torrential rains and runoff from melting snow has caused rivers to overflow their banks from Ottawa to Montreal

MONTREAL, Canada (May 8, 2017) — With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation’s military on Sunday, May 7, tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents. Continue reading More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

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Local authorities arrange sports, cultural, and leisure activities for residents affected by the evacuation

BERLIN, Germany (May 8, 2017) — German police on Sunday, May 7, evacuated 50,000 people from the northern city of Hanover in one of the country’s largest post-war operations to defuse World War II era bombs. Continue reading 50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

Entire Canadian city evacuated as huge wildfire engulfs homes

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This handout photograph obtained courtesy of the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Department shows smoke rising from a heavily wooded area on May 3, 2016 in the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, where most of the 100,000 residents were ordered to leave town when the blaze swept through the oil sands region, in what is Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation. AFP/Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Department handout /Lynn Daina

Emergency services: ‘All of Fort McMurray is under a mandatory evacuation order”

MONTREAL, Canada (May 5, 2016) — Most of the 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town late Tuesday, May 3, as a fire swept through the oil sands region, in Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation. Continue reading Entire Canadian city evacuated as huge wildfire engulfs homes