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In Photos: Exhausted residents fight rising floodwaters in hard-hit Quebec

Thousands of Canadians across the country were a desperate struggle with rising floodwaters caused by unusually persistent rainfall

Two men navigate a flooded street in a small boat in Rigaud, west of Montreal.

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Johanne Aubin uses a pool pump to protect her Pierrefonds home from flood waters on May 8, 2017.

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People fill sandbags to fend off the floodwaters Monday, May 8, 2017 in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

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A man pushes a canoe through floodwaters in Gatineau, Que.

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Canadian soldiers inspect a flooded residential area in Gatineau, Quebec.

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A pedestrian walks across the Chaudiere bridge over a raging Ottawa River.

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Marcel Theriault stands inside his flooded home in Gatineau.

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Canadian soldiers place sandbags outside a home in a flooded neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

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Pam Komm, 81, is helped by her daughter Sandra and son Wayne as they rescue her from her flooded home in Quyon, Que.

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The green along the St. John River in Fredericton, N.B. is partially covered by water as the St. John River is above flood levels.

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Martin Gervais pumps water at a Rockland, Ont. home as Ottawa River levels and heavy rains continue to cause flooding.

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Volunteers in boats work to get sandbags to homes on Voisine Road in Rockland, Ont.

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Members of a family are evacuated from their home in the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds.

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An Ottawa Firefighter crosses a makeshift bridge to help residents who remained in their homes in the Ottawa neighbourhood of Cumberland.

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Guy Desrosier, left, works to sandbag his home with the help of Chris Giles on the shore of the Ottawa River in Luskville, Que.

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A homeowner drives his ATV down a flooded Chemin Belisle on the shore of the Ottawa River in Luskville, Que.

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