The Canadian PressApril 16, 2014 09:05
SHERBROOKE, Que. - Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes in Sherbrooke, Que., as the Saint-Francois River continues to swell.
Officials say the river has now reached 7.3 meters, much higher than its normal level of 1.8 meters.
They say that's prompted a third evacuation of more than 400 people. Officials had initially evacuated 30 people living near the river, then another 100.
Several rivers have overflowed their banks in the province, forcing evacuations in multiple locations.