Residents in central Nova Scotia woke up to a major cleanup effort this morning, a day after heavy rains caused two rivers to overflow in the Truro area.
Officials with the provincial Emergency Measures Organization met Tuesday morning to plan a strategy for the day, after both the North and Salmon rivers flooded streets in the area and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.
Dominic Fewer, a top staff person with EMO, told CBC News the situation in that part of the province had "drastically improved" over Monday.
Several streets in the area remain closed, including Park Street — which connects Truro and Bible Hill — and exit 14 off Highway 102, which leads into the town through Robie Street.
Bob Taylor, mayor of the Municipality of Colchester, said 22 people had received help Monday night at two reception centres set up by the Canadian Red Cross:
Bible Hill Village Fire Hall at 69 Pictou Rd.
Immanuel Baptist Church at 295 Young St.
Central Nova Scotia was pummelled with rain Monday as upwards of 75 millimetres fell.
Forecasters with the Canadian Hurricane Centre said the rainstorm was not due to tropical storm Leslie, but rather a separate storm that temporarily blocked Leslie's progression.