Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Heavy Rains Prompt Evacuations in Communities around Waterloo Region

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Heavy Rains Prompt Evacuations in Communities around Waterloo Region

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Waterloo region officials watch water levels

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WATERLOO, Ont. - Heavy rain in the Waterloo, Ont., area prompted some evacuations Friday and at least one community has declared a state of emergency.

The town of Minto, northwest of Kitchener, declared an emergency Friday morning and moved up to 30 families from their homes and closed some roads and streets in the community.

The town said most residents were allowed back into their home by Saturday and that waters had started to drop.

The township of Mapleton also declared a state of emergency.

Ontario Provincial Police in Wellington North township say they had to evacuate a campground in Mount Forest when rain-swollen waters washed out a road.

It's not known how many people were at the campground, but police say the flooding affected water and sewer systems. …

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