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According to the province, the storm might deliver up to 80 mm of rain

According to the province, the storm might drop up to 80 mm of rain.

Key Takeaways:

  • In an afternoon flood bulletin, the government indicated that a system moving across southern and central Manitoba could bring 80 mm of rain and snow mix.
  • Robert Hanson, the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Mountain, told Global News that the northbridge should be fixed by Tuesday evening.
  • Manitoba Environment, Climate, and Parks have issued many campground closures and delayed reopening due to flooding.

On Tuesday, there was more terrible news for Manitoba communities already suffering from flooding.

The province stated in an afternoon flood bulletin that a system moving across southern and central Manitoba could deliver as much as 80 mm of rain and snow mix, as well as thunderstorms, to certain localized regions in the coming days.

According to the province, the rain will continue to pour through Friday, with most impacted areas receiving 20-50 mm of rain.

An overland flood alert has been issued for most of western and southwestern Manitoba, such as the Parkland region, where flash flooding caused by heavy rain and melting snow has wreaked havoc on highways and destroyed bridges and culverts.

The expected rain might exacerbate problems in the Parkland area, where vehicles have already been advised to avoid travel.

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The province stated that “water levels on streams and drains, especially those in the Parkland region, are high while soils are saturated.”

“Heavy rains might cause overland floods and flash flooding, especially where waterways drain from higher elevations.”

“Water levels could rise quickly, threatening low-lying or close properties, as well as roads, crossings, and other infrastructure, depending on the amount and severity of the rain.”

The bridges leading into and out of Mafeking, located north of Swan River, have been severely destroyed, making it impossible for the 130 residents to depart by car.

The Rural Municipality of Mountain’s Reeve, Robert Hanson, informed Global News that the northbridge should be fixed by Tuesday evening.

According to the province, the rain is predicted to disrupt the upper Assiniboine River basin in Saskatchewan, increasing inflows into the Shellmouth Dam.

Depending on how much rain falls, they say more outflow from the dam may be required.

According to the province, the storm might drop up to 80 mm of rain.
According to the province, the storm might drop up to 80 mm of rain. Image from Winnipeg Free Press

According to the province, more rain is forecast to cause already high water flows to increase even higher in the Whiteshell lakes area and the Winnipeg River basin.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 39 Manitoba communities and at least four First Nations have issued states of emergency due to flooding, with 2,500 people forced to from their homes.

According to the province, the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization is engaging closely with local governments in impacted areas to provide support and assistance during the flooding.

Sandbags, mega sandbags, and Tiger Tubes were used to protect homes and essential infrastructure in the Parkland area.

Due to the flooding, Manitoba Environment, Climate, and Parks have announced several campground closures and delayed openings.

Watercraft restrictions are in place at Nopiming and Whiteshell provincial parks to help preserve flooded shorelines from erosion.

The province’s website has a complete list of flood warnings, watches, and high water advisories.

Manitoba511 has the most up-to-date information on highway conditions and traffic closures.

Source: Global News

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