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In Pictures: Flooding hits eastern Ontario

City workers and volunteers are working hard piling sandbags around residences north of Belleville, Ont., where a severe flood is forcing some people from their homes and putting others on alert.

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Shelley Sager sandbags as she helps to keep her mom's home from flooding in Foxboro, north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

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Shelley Sager pulls a boat as she ferries sandbags as she helps to keep her moms home from flooding in Foxboro, north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Shelley Sager fills a boat with sandbags as she helps to keep her moms home from flooding in Foxboro, north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Municipal workers make their way along River Road north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

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A playground is flooded on the shore of Stoco Lake as the Moira River floods in Tweed on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Volunteers and municipal workers sandbag a home on River Road on north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Volunteers and workers make sandbags at the flood command post on Harmony Road north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency

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Volunteers and municipal workers sandbag a home on River Road on north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Water is stockpiled at the flood command post on Harmony Road north of Belleville, Ont. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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A home is completely surrounded by water as the Moira River floods in Stoco, Ont., on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Moira River is reaching record heights and has triggered a state of emergency.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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