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In pictures: Medicine Hat braces for flood peak

Residents gear up for the floods that are extending across Alberta

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City of Medicine Hat staff build a temporary dam outside City Hall in Medicine Hat, Alta. grocery store on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

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City of Medicine Hat staff build a temporary dam outside City Hall in Medicine Hat, Alta. grocery store on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

Emma Bennett/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Volunteers and city workers building up a wall of sand bags in preparation for flooding in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

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Paul Savard builds up reinforcing barriers over his basement windows of his home as he and his family brace for flooding in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

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People watch as the Bassano Dam takes on water from the Bow River before meeting up with the South Saskatchewan River which will head towards Medicine Hat, Alta., causing major flooding in Bassano, Alta., on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

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Water flows over River Road S.E. in Medicine Hat, Alberta as water levels of the South Saskatchewan River rise on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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