Flood Resources

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:

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.

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.

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.

For 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.

Other flood related helplines include the following:

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

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 14, 2020 at 9:41 am)