Following record rainfall in Nova Scotia, search continues for four people missing

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Halifax/CMEDIA: Following intense thunderstorms dumped record amounts of rain across the province of Nova Scotia, search for four people, including two children is continuing, RCMP reportedly said.

In separate incidents in West Hants, a largely rural municipality northwest of Halifax. all four people were reported missing Saturday.

According to the police, the children were with three other people who managed to escape from a car that got stuck in floodwaters.

Four people carried in a second vehicle was also submerged and two people escaped, but a youth and a man remain unaccounted for.

Meanwhile an evacuation order for the area was lifted early Sunday by municipal emergency officials in West Hants.

According to the Environment Canada the downpour, which started Friday, dumped between 200-250 millimetres of rain along the province’s South Shore, across the Halifax area and into central and western parts of Nova Scotia.

A provincewide state of emergency was declared on Saturday by Premier Tim Houston , which will remain in effect until Aug. 5 unless the government terminates or extends it.