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 you’re community is concerned about flooding, here are some resources that may be helpful:
For detailed information on flood preparedness, flood recovery and updates on current conditions, visit the Emergency Measures Organization’s website by clicking here. For an evacuation checklist, tips for looking after your pets, and a guide on sandbag dike construction, click here. Disaster Financial Assistance is also available through the Emergency Measures Organization.
Sandbags are provided by the City of Winnipeg at three sandbag distribution sites upon request.
We will keep an eye on the situation as it unfolds and will update the information on this blog as resources are confirmed. For example, if there is a need for temporary housing for evacuees, we will update this page to provide a confirmed list of where people can go.
For general information and/or updates on flood conditions, call 204-945-1165 or 1-855-415-4530 (toll free) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other flood related helplines include the following:
|Manitoba Government Inquiry
1-866-626-4862 (toll free)
Disaster Financial Assistance
|Hydro Emergency Contact
Emergency Measures Organization