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Major Quebec flooding forces more than 1,500 residents to evacuate

Climate change will impact how the province handles flooding compensation, the premier says.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says governments will need to adapt programs as climate change increases the frequency of serious flooding.

Flooding compensation will be capped at a cumulative total of $100,000, after which the only aid available will be to help move out of the flood zone

Legault says Quebec cannot waste taxpayer money on compensating people for flood damage, only to see the same properties flooded again two or three years later. That is why beginning this year, flooding compensation will be capped by the province at a cumulative total of $100,000, after which the only aid available will be to help move out of the flood zone.

Speaking to reporters today after touring flooded areas in Gatineau, Legault praised the efforts of local residents, provincial authorities and the Canadian Armed Forces in preparing for rising waters.

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