TRURO, N.S. - Flood waters in Truro, N.S., receded today as officials assessed damage to streets and dikes after tidal rivers overflowed their banks on Monday.
The emergency measures co-ordinator for Colchester County says there is a large amount of damage to roads, culverts and possibly to bridges along the Salmon and North rivers.
Robert Levine says that many residents and businesses also suffered property damage.
However, he says shelters in Truro and Bible Hill have closed and people have returned to their homes.
Water flowed over a dike on the Salmon River and poured into a low-lying plain around the waterway on Monday after about 100 to 120 millimetres of rain fell in central Nova Scotia.
The flood waters also rose in the adjoining community of Bible Hill, forcing evacuations and blocking road access to the town.
Chris Fogarty of the Canadian Hurricane Centre estimates that central Nova Scotia received as much rain in a single day as it usually gets in a month.