Ottawa flooding damages homes, forces Canadian PM Trudeau to take ATV to work

Record-breaking rainfall in Ottawa on Monday flooded homes and forced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take an ATV for part of his commute.

Trudeau had to take a John Deere Gator ATV through washed-out back roads from his Harrington Lake residence in the Gatineau Hills to meet his motorcade on drier land before continuing to downtown Ottawa Monday morning, his office confirmed. The property is approximately 26 km from Parliament Hill.

Floodwaters rose so high inside the Pebb Building off Bank St. that frefighters had to carry one trapped woman to safety.

At least 175 homes were flooded, according to the city.

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