Quebec floods: Cleanup underway in Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac

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WATCH ABOVE: Using wheelbarrows, tractors and a dumpster, volunteers and residents in Vaureuil-sur-le-Lac helped clear debris left behind by the recent floods. Global’s Matt Grillo reports on the cleanup effort – May 20, 2017

Saturday and Sunday will be spent cleaning up in Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac after the area was hit hard by the recent floods.

Using wheelbarrows, tractors and a dumpster, volunteers and residents helped chip in.

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The flood brought plenty of debris into the area.

“Everything that could float ended up here,” Luc Coulombe, a volunteer said.

About a dozen volunteers turned up near the corner of de la Baie Street and du Casino Street to help pick up any debris or damaged goods.

READ MORE: Quebec floods: Almost 2,890 Quebec homes still affected

They say they’ll be here throughout the weekend and if needed, on Monday.

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“If we have to go through Monday, we’ll go through Monday,” Coulombe said. “I’m pretty confident at the speed and the rate we’re going, we’ll be done by Sunday night.”

Others taking part in Saturday’s cleanup stayed positive during the situation as they could feel the community coming together.

“You can feel a sense of community here,” Peggy Babalis, a volunteer, said. “One foot in front of the other. We’re not the only ones. The whole province has been affected.”

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