Significant amounts of rain and snow forecast for southern Manitoba

Significant amounts of rain and snow forecast for southern Manitoba
Significant amounts of rain and snow forecast for southern Manitoba

A strong low pressure system will bring 50 to 60 millimeters of rain to southern Manitoba until midday Saturday. Snowfall has already been observed in places, and Environment Canada indicates that these conditions will be accompanied by the risk of flooding.

The rainfall warning extends from the Red River Valley to Whiteshelland from the border with the United States to the Interlake region.

Environment Canada also issued a snowfall warning for the Brandon, Killarney and Riding Mountain areas Friday afternoon. 10 to 15 cm of snow are expected until the evening.

The depression is accompanied by strong winds, with gusts of up to 60 km/h.

Depending on the amount of rain that falls on the Red River, a section of the mobile dam in Lockport could be removed to help control water levels, Public Services and Procurement Canada warned Friday.

Owners of boats, barges and all property on the Red River and its tributaries are urged to protect their propertyindicates the press release from the federal ministry.

Material damage

In the Saint James neighborhood of Winnipeg, heavy rainfall in recent days has caused sewage to back up and caused damage to homes.

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Jan Friess’ basement in Winnipeg’s Saint James neighborhood was flooded by heavy rains last week. She fears this new precipitation.

Photo: Radio-Canada

Residents like Jan Friess therefore fear the consequences of this new rain.

I was worried, but the city had taken the lead in pumping our sewers for a week. So I thought that with the rains coming, they would continue to take care of it. But when I woke up this morning there was water in the basementhe notes.

inches (30cm) in height. All the doors and baseboards had to be removed”,”text”:”The resident will have to dry his floors again, and repeat the operation he has been doing for a week now. The carpet and flooring had to be removed. All drywall had to be cut 12 inches (30cm) high. All doors and plinths had to be removed”}}”>The resident will once again have to dry his floors, and repeat the operation he has been carrying out for a week now. The carpet and flooring had to be removed. All drywall had to be cut 12 inches (30 cm) high. All doors and plinths had to be removedhe explains.

The City of Winnipeg invites affected residents to contact the 311 service to report any damage to their property.

With information from Ilrick Duhamel

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