At-risk properties for spring flood in Winnipeg

Flood water is a hazard to health and extremely dangerous when moving. Flooding can occur at any time of the year and can be due to many causes from heavy rainfall and blocked drains to burst water mains, tidal ingress and burst river banks. ... Whatever the cause, flood water presents a general hazard to health.

Based on predictions, water levels in his town could rise to 2011 levels with a normal melt season – which harms local businesses if the highway gets shut off. In 2011, Highway 75 was closed for about a month due to flooding.

At least 123 properties have been marked as 'at risk' by the City of Winnipeg. Based on municipal`s list, each property is being notified directly. These properties may require dikes and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

The City is continually reviewing its flood protection measures, including monitoring river levels and filling sandbags. Other Winnipeg properties may still be at risk for overland flooding due to snowmelt. The City has made sandbags available at three locations:

1220 Pacific Avenue

1539 Waverley Street

960 Thomas Avenue

People in these areas are recommended to take steps to ensure your backup valves and sump pump drainage systems are functioning properly and that all drainage is directed away from the home. Homeowners are also being reminded to prepare for potential basement flooding and prepare all necessary equipment to deal with water inside the basement, like pumps and hoses.

The Manitoba Government is predicting major flooding this spring along the Red River. A Sustainable Development Minister Ron Schuler issued the first flood forecast of the year.

The communities along the river banks know very well how dangerous floods could be. From the destruction power of moving water, that destroys houses and vehicles, to a deadly danger for people, who get caught by the stream. The biggest area of concern is the Red River and Highway 75, which leads from Winnipeg to the USA border.

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