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West St. Paul preparing for potential flooding

Posted: March 26, 2019

 

 

Members of the West St. Paul Fire Department are training to be ready for potential flooding.

 

 

West St. Paul preparing for potential flooding

 

The RM of West St. Paul is taking precautionary measures to ensure the RM is prepared in case of flooding.

Mayor Cheryl Christian said the RM is working hard to make sure West St. Paul is ready should flooding occur.


"The RM of West St. Paul is well prepared for high water levels, and our equipment has been checked and is ready should it be needed,” Christian said.”


"We have permanent flood protection in place following the last flood event and we are paying close attention to updates from the Province of Manitoba.”


Members of the RM’s Emergency Measures Operations committee are meeting on a regular basis and overseeing flood preparations.


Members of the West St. Paul Fire Department are training to be ready specifically for flood situations.


Sand bags are available at Public Works and the RM has aqua dams ready for use. The RM has been clearing ditches and culverts of ice and snow to reduce the risk of overland flooding.


The chance of flooding depends greatly on weather conditions over the coming weeks.


The next provincial flood forecast is due at the end of the month. It will be posted on all West St. Paul media sites when available.


For more information, members of the public can contact the Manitoba Government Inquiry line at 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744. You can contact the RM of West St. Paul at 204-338-0306.

More information about flooding and how to prepare for an emergency situation is available on the following sites:

 

https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/drainageFlooding/riverlevels/current.asp

https://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/floodinfo/index.html

https://www.gov.mb.ca/flooding/

https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=&item=45095

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/14-day-weather-trend/manitoba/winnipeg?from7day=1