— Matthew Tape (@MTapester) February 24, 2018
Days of rain, melting snow and ice jams have created swollen rivers and streams in Southwestern Ontario causing historic flooding.
A young boy was swept from his mother’s arms in a stranded vehicle along the Grand River near Orangeville and efforts to find him are still underway.
Streets, homes and businesses in low-lying areas of Chatham-Kent were flooded after officials say the Thames River peaked at 5.25 metres above normal Saturday.
Emergency responders had to rescue some residents by boat who were taken to a local convention centre for shelter.