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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Search continues for those missing after historic flooding in Nova Scotia

A car is nearly submerged at the entrance to Bedford Place Mall. Nova Scotia Government

The search continues for four people missing after historic flooding in Nova Scotia.

The RCMP said that early yesterday morning, West Hants District RCMP received reports of two separate incidents, in the same area of West Hants, involving missing people. Two children, one youth and a man remain unaccounted after the vehicles they were travelling in were submerged.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team conducted an underwater search of a flooded field and located an unoccupied pick-up truck believed to have been the vehicle that the children were travelling in.

East and West Hants, Halifax Regional Municipality, Lunenburg and Queens counties were the hardest hit.

There is a state of emergency in effect for the entire province. The state of emergency will remain in effect until August 5, unless government terminates or extends it.

The state of emergency will limit travel in heavily impacted areas, allow the deployment of key human and physical assets to aid in the response and recovery and facilitate the coordinated restoration of impacted critical infrastructure.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken with Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston and discussed the federal assistance being provided and said that the federal government stands ready to provide additional assistance as needed.

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