Prairies inundated with rain

Flooding near Medicine Hat, AB, 19 June 10

Up to 150 millimetres of rain has fallen in several regions on the Prairies during the last few days, turning fields into lakes and ruining houses.

Parts of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Medicine Hat were closed to the Saskatchewan border for much of the weekend after being completely inundated.

Such weather is unheard of in the semi-desert area of Medicine Hat, the sunniest city in Canada, where June is usually hot and dry.

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