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In photos: As flood levels drop Quebec residents still suffering

Flood levels are gradually dropping in Quebec, particularly in the western part of the province, Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said Tuesday. But Coiteux said Quebecers must be realistic and realize things will not return to normal for sometime.

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A ruler taped to a house shows that the water has slightly receded overnight in the Cartierville district of Montreal.

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A resident makes his way through the flooded streets in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

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A road covered by floodwaters is shown on L'lle-Cadieux west of Montreal.

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Sandy Yzh co-owner of the Lighthouse general store and restaurant surveys the water damage caused by flooding in the community of Constance Bay about 40kms west of Ottawa.

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Water crashes against signage and pipes underneath the Chaudiere Bridge on the Ottawa River.

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A man checks the water level infant of his barricaded house on a flooded street in the Cartierville district of Montreal.

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A small backhoe moves along a flooded road on L'lle-Cadieux, west of Montreal.

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Iven Ponce with his spouse Danielle tries to start his generator to pump water out of their home in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

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Patio furniture is stacked up above the water in a flooded neighbourhood in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

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A woman carries supplies along a flooded road on L'lle-Cadieux west of Montreal.

Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

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