Heavy rains across Canada and US cause ‘devastating’ floods and spark evacuations

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Continuous, heavy rain has caused major flooding and mudslides across parts of Canada and the US. Tens of thousands were left without power and mass evacuations were ordered after the record rainfall. Search and rescue officials in British Columbia confirmed there were multiple fatalities. South of the border in the US state of Washington, drone footage showed Bellingham residents navigating flooded roads in kayaks

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