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Monday, April 3, 2017
Emergency Preparedness Information Flood Newsletter #6
Flood Newsletter #6
the City of Winnipeg provided an update on its flood preparations, based on
the forecast from the Province of Manitoba, operation of the Red River
Floodway and ice conditions.
The operation of the floodway, which began Friday, continues. The City
continues to respond using Thursday’s forecasted peaks (between 18.6 to
20.8 feet James).
All 25 homes identified as needing immediate sandbag dike protection
yesterday, have completed the work. The 25 properties that were not
immediately required to build sandbag dikes are asked to remain on
Given current ice conditions and an observed stabilization in river levels
overnight, City flood planning and operations will continue as planned. The
City continues working with affected property owners to provide support and
monitor sandbag dikes.
The City replenished its stockpile of sandbags overnight. Currently,
there are 60,000 sandbags available, if required.
Additional precipitation or a change in ice conditions could alter the
number of properties at risk. City of Winnipeg staff will continue to
monitor river levels, weather conditions and floodway operations, while
working closely with the Province of Manitoba, to adapt protection measures
If you are not contacted by the City of Winnipeg regarding the need to
build a sandbag dike, your property has not been identified as being at
risk of river flooding.If a property owner has not heard from the City
and believes their property is at risk of river flooding, they can contact
311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City does not require volunteers to assist in the construction of
The public is encouraged to follow the City of Winnipeg on Facebook and
Twitter (#WpgFlood) for flood updates as well as reviewing flood
information on winnipeg.ca/EmergWeb/.