Flood Information

Spring in Manitoba often brings unpredictable weather: one day might be warm and sunny, and the next day it might be cold and snowing. A spring season with a late season snowfall, plenty of rain or a rapid melt can significantly increase the risk of flooding in some Manitoban communities. If your community is concerned about flooding, here are some resources that may be helpful:

Flood Preparedness

For detailed information on flood preparedness, flood recovery and updates on current conditions, visit the Emergency Measures Organization’s website by clicking here.

Evacuation Check list

For an evacuation checklist and tips for looking after your pets, and a guide on sandbag dike construction, click here.  There are other resources here too.

Sandbagging

If you’re outside of Winnipeg, contact your Municipality to find out where you can get sandbags. Sandbags are provided by the City of Winnipeg at the Thomas Avenue, Waverly Street and Pacific Avenue distribution sites upon request.

Click here for guidelines for safe sandbagging while still maintaining a social distance from your team mates.

You’ve been Evacuated or Want to Help

If you are in need of food, shelter and/or clothing, or if you’d like to volunteer at communities devastated by flooding, contact the Canadian Red Cross, Manitoba Region.

General Information and / or updates on Flood Conditions

Contact the Manitoba Flood Information Line by calling 204-945-1165 or 1-855-415-4530 (toll free) or email at floodinfo@gov.mb.ca. You can also visit Manitoba’s Water Information and Flood Conditions for additional information about the current flooding.

For local flooding conditions or information about your municipality, including where to get sandbags and where to volunteer, contact your local municipal office. Click here for a directory of Municipalities and contact numbers

Other flood related helplines:

Manitoba Government Inquiry
204-945-3744
1-866-626-4862 (toll free)
Email: mgi@gov.mb.ca
Disaster Financial Assistance
204-945-3050
1-888-267-8298 (toll free)
Email: dfa@gov.mb.ca
Hydro Emergency Contact
204-480-5900
1-888-624-9376 (toll-free)
Emergency Measures Organization
204-945-4772
1-888-267-8298 (toll free)
Email: emo@gov.mb.ca

Flood Recovery

The Red Cross will usually assist in the first stages of this. But once everybody is safely out of harm’s way, there are many additional jobs to take care of.  You may need to make insurance claims or fill out forms. You may want to connect with loved ones or be seeking crisis counselling. Perhaps you’re looking for longer term housing, or short-term emergency housing?

If you’re still not finding what you’re looking for, be sure to call 2-1-1 and speak to a community navigator there.

Note: We will keep an eye on the situation as it unfolds and will update the information in this blog as resources are confirmed. (Last updated: April 12, 2022)