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Overland flood warning issued in Manitoba

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The province issued an overland flood warning for various parts of the province after a storm hit Manitoba Sunday afternoon. These Winnipeggers on Main Street were unprepared for the deluge.

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The province issued an overland flood warning for various parts of the province after a storm hit Manitoba Sunday afternoon. These Winnipeggers on Main Street were unprepared for the deluge. Photo Store

The province has issued an overland flood warning as a result of today’s rain storm.

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation said today’s heavy rainfall could cause small streams and their tributaries in several areas to overflow their banks, including those in the Interlake, southwest and northwest regions.

The province said 150 millimetres of rain may have already fallen in the Gladstone-Woodside area.

Localized flooding has already been reported in the Pipestone Creek and Westbourne areas, with overland flooding in the Reston area.

Specific areas expected to receive heavier rainfall between tonight and Monday include: Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell and Riding Mountain National Park; Dauphin, Roblin and Winnipegosis; Killarney, Pilot Mound and Manitou; Ste. Rose, McCreary, Alonsa and Gladstone.

A flood warning has been set for the Saskatchewan River near The Pas.

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Updated on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM CDT: adds photo

June 24, 2013 at 7:21 AM: adds missing word

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