May 8, 2017 10:11 am
Updated: May 8, 2017 1:41 pm

IN PHOTOS: Flooding ravages municipalities across Quebec

Residents are evacuated from their homes following an overnight flash flooding Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Montreal.


States of emergency have been declared in municipalities across Quebec, including Montreal, Laval and Rigaud, as flood waters continue to rise.

READ MORE: Montreal, Laval declare states of emergency

Additional members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been called in to help flood victims in Quebec, where 2,426 homes are flooded in 146 municipalities.

WATCH BELOW: Global’s Mike Le Couteur meets volunteers in Gatineau

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Take a look at some photos from the various flood zones:

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Residents living in the affected areas have been working together to save as many homes as possible, and are asking for any volunteers to help.

READ MORE: Canadian Forces dispatch 400 troops to help with Quebec floods

According to public security minister Martin Coiteux, the situation is expected to reach its peak by Wednesday at the latest.

“We don’t feel the situation will worsen,” he said.

WATCH BELOW: Dramatic scenes from the flood zone

READ MORE: What to do if you’re living in a neighborhood affected by the flooding

Residents in need of assistance, or information, are being asked to call 311.

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