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Cape Breton, N.S. Flood Leaves Residents Commuting By Canoe

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The remnants of Hurricane Matthew pummelled parts of Atlantic Canada over the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving some residents no option but to commute in canoes.

Sydney, N.S. was among the worst hit by heavy flooding with more than 200 millimetres of downpour on Monday. The storm left homes and streets in the Cape Breton community completely flooded. Residents were urged to find safe places to stay indoors, unless there was an emergency.

Some Canadians still took to the streets, navigating the flooded roads with canoes, boats and paddles instead of a steering wheel.

Facebook user Courtney Dunn shared a video of two such daring souls on Monday, captioning it "Only in Cape Breton."

In Cape Breton or otherwise, rough weather has never stopped Canadians from soldiering on. Watch the video above to see how it's done.

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