Severe flooding drowns Eastern Canada's biggest cities (PHOTOS)

May 8 2017, 12:47 pm

Lakes and rivers across Canada are overflowing this spring.

Montreal and the surrounding areas have declared a state of emergency, and parts of Ottawa and Gatineau are literally underwater. In Toronto, high waters have caused beaches and shorelines to erode to a scary extent.

To say it’s been a wet spring would be an understatement.

Check out this photo round-up to see the severity of flooding from city to city.

Flooding in Montreal

Ste Geneviève ouest de l’île de Montréal # flood #stegenevieve #flooding ##westisland #mtl #514 #montreal

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Inondations dans le West-Island 🌊

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More than 400 members of 2 Canadian Division from Base Valcartier were deployed to support civilian authorities with the Government of Quebec’s emergency response. Members left Valcartier and drove to Shawinigan, Rigaud, Laval and Gatineau. They are divided into four companies of over 100 individuals. They will be supported by 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, RCAF aircraft and Naval Reserve components. // Plus de quatre cents militaires de la 2e Division du Canada provenant de la Base des Forces canadiennes Valcartier sont déployés pour venir en appui aux autorités civiles face aux mesures d’intervention prises par le gouvernement du Québec. Les militaires de Valcartier ont pris la route vers Shawinigan, Rigaud, Laval et Gatineau. Ils sont répartis en quatre compagnies de plus de cent personnes. Elles pourront compter sur l’appui du 5e Régiment de génie de combat, des aéronefs de l’Aviation royale canadienne ainsi que des éléments de la Réserve navale. #OpLENTUS #Quebecfloods #inondationsQuebec2017 #CanadianArmy #Armeecanadienne #CanadianArmedForces #Forcesarmeescanadiennes #army #armee #military #militaire #quebec #floods #inondation Members from 5e Régiment d’artillerie légère du Canada talk with residents in a canoe affected by flooding while assess the situation of a community in Bécancour, Quebec during OPLENTUS17 on Sunday May 7, 2017 Photo by: Cpl Nathan Moulton, Imagery Valcartier

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Flooding in Gatineau

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It took less than an hour for the water line to rise up on the land an extra 3ft.

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A road or a boat launch? You guess… #ottflood #gatflood #somuchwater #ottnews #flood

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Ma belle Gatineau sous l’eau. Quel désastre!

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Flooding in Ottawa

Ottawa flooding. View of Parliament Hill from the Ottawa River.  #ottawaflood #OttawaRiver #Flooding #OttFlood

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Wow #ottawa2017 #tomuchrain

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Ottawa flooding. Rideau River flowing into the Ottawa River. #ottawaflood #OttawaRiver #Flooding #OttFlood

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#ottawaflooding2017 #ottawa

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Never seen it like this 🙁#ottawaflooding2017

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Britannia Village: Spring Colours #ottawaflood #ottawaflooding2017

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First time in the air in a while. Petrie island is not much of an island right now.

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Flooding in Toronto

#sandbag wall #torontoislands

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It’s tough to set a beach campfire when the fire pit is almost under water. #toomuchrain

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How about a nice walk on the beach? 🤣 #aftertherain #spring #toronto #rubberboots

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The lake is taking over

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