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Flooding in Canada’s Tar Sands Region Forces 13,000 from Their Homes

HeadlineApr 29, 2020

In Alberta, Canada, severe flooding on the Athabasca River has submerged homes and buildings in the city of Fort McMurray, forcing the evacuation of 13,000 people despite the coronavirus lockdown. With local hotels nearing capacity, local officials are housing some evacuees in nearby work camps for tar sands oil workers — camps that have been left idled by historically low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

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