August 28, 2015


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Storms, flooding in southern Manitoba

Captain Jerry Larkin, one of the soldiers from CFB Shilo, makes sandbags alongside workers from the Municipality of Portage la Prairie on Saturday. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A CN Rail train crosses over the Portage Diversion near where construction workers strengthen the east side on Saturday, July 5. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Office of the Fire Commissioner's mobile command unit is set up in Portage la Prairie on Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Soldiers from the Canadian Forces base at Shilo, who along with members of the Portage la Prairie Municipality, were filling sandbags at the Portage Yard on Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Construction workers bolster the east side of the Portage Diversion on Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A vehicle from the construction crew that is working to bulk up the east side of the Portage Diversion drives by near Highway 1. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Construction crews work to bulk up the east side of the Portage Diversion near Highway 1. They are removing dirt from along the road and dumping it on the bank.  (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Ron Owens, a resident near where the cut would be made at the Hoop and Holler Bend, surveys the scene on Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and workers from the Municipality of Portage la Prairie work to make sandbags at the Portage Yard on Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A flooded farm in western Manitoba is seen from the air Monday. (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Damage to Veterans Way is seen after heavy weekend rainfall left a swath of flooding across southwestern Manitoba. Over 100 mm of rain fell in the area, with 127 mm recorded at Brandon Airport. (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Workers put up sandbags in Melita Monday afternoon after heavy weekend rainfall left a swath of flood damage across southwestern Manitoba. (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Oil and water mix as floodwaters overrun fields near Cromer, Manitoba on Monday afternoon. (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
The town of Reston is seen Monday afternoon after heavy weekend rainfall left a swath of flood damage across southwestern Manitoba.  (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
 Crews work on floodwaters besieging Reston on Monday afternoon after a weekend of relentless rain and wind hammered southwestern Manitoba.  (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Water rises on either side of a road in western Manitoba. (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Storm clouds roil in the skies over Deloraine, Monday afternoon.  (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
The swollen Gopher Creek in the town of Virden flows over a bridge on Monday.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Sandbags surround a portion of a home inundated with water on King Street in the town of Virden as the Gopher Creek continued to rise on Monday. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
A dike is built along King Street in Virden on Monday to protect a lift station from the rising Gopher Creek.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Apartments in Virden sit surrounded by water on Monday after the rising Gopher Creek inundated the building. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Apartments in Virden sit surrounded by water on Monday after the rising Gopher Creek inundated the homes over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of residents.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Diesel walks through flood water from the swollen Gopher Cr(Tim Smith/Brandon Sun) (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Lindsay Robinson, her dog Diesel and Tamara Miller walk through flood waters on Bridge Street in Virden as the Gopher Creek continues to rise on Monday afternoon.   (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
John Higginbotham watches as a dike is built to protect a lift station along King Street in Virden as the Gopher Creek continues to rise on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers make sandbags at the public works building in Virden during flood fighting efforts on Monday afternoon.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers Kyla Martens and Brooke Williams make sandbags at the public works building in Virden during flood fighting efforts on Monday afternoon.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Treats sit out for the volunteers making sandbags at the public works building in Virden during flood fighting efforts on Monday afternoon.   (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Bill Hayward, his wife Brenda and daughter Carly watch the water from the swollen Gopher Creek slowly rise in front of their home on King Street in Virden on Monday afternoon.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Flood waters surround a T33 fighter jet on display along Highway 10 and Sandison Road near the Brandon Municipal Airport on Sunday after rain fell almost non-stop throughout the weekend. The airport was closed due to the flooding. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers help build a sandbag dike around homes in the town of Reston in southwestern Manitoba on Sunday after heavy rainfall flooded the community (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers build a sandbag dike around homes in the town of Reston, Man. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
The Pipestone Creek swells over its banks west of Kola, Man. as rain falls on Sunday morning.  (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Mr. Froese and Ivan Penner carry a couch from the flooded home of Greg and Amy Baerg to a waiting trailer in Cromer. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Water pours over Highway 256 and floods homes in the village of Cromer. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Water overruns Highway 256 in Cromer. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)
A young boy plays in the flood water adjacent to Highway 256 in the village of Cromer. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
A truck makes its way through flood waters covering Highway 256 in the village of Cromer. (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
A tree blown over by strong winds damaged a parked car in Winnipeg, Sunday morning, June 29, 2014.  (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
A tree blown over by strong winds crashes through the roof of a parked car in Winnipeg, Sunday morning, June 29, 2014.  (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Vehicles splash through a deep puddle at Notre Dame Avenue and Border Street, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A large tree branch lays across Aberdeen Avenue after hitting a van between Salter and Charles after strong winds overnight, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A large tree broken at the trunk lays across Pritchard Avenue between Charles and Aikens after strong winds overnight, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brandon Sun 30062014 Sandbags surround a portion of a home inundated with water in the town of Virden as the Gopher Creek continued to rise on Monday. Tim Smith/Brandon Sun) (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)
Captain Jerry Larkin, one of the soldiers from CFB Shilo, makes sandbags alongside workers from the Municipality of Portage la Prairie on Saturday. - (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A CN Rail train crosses over the Portage Diversion near where construction workers strengthen the east side on Saturday, July 5. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Office of the Fire Commissioner's mobile command unit is set up in Portage la Prairie on Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Soldiers from the Canadian Forces base at Shilo, who along with members of the Portage la Prairie Municipality, were filling sandbags at the Portage Yard on Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Construction workers bolster the east side of the Portage Diversion on Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A vehicle from the construction crew that is working to bulk up the east side of the Portage Diversion drives by near Highway 1. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Construction crews work to bulk up the east side of the Portage Diversion near Highway 1. They are removing dirt from along the road and dumping it on the bank. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Ron Owens, a resident near where the cut would be made at the Hoop and Holler Bend, surveys the scene on Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and workers from the Municipality of Portage la Prairie work to make sandbags at the Portage Yard on Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A flooded farm in western Manitoba is seen from the air Monday. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Damage to Veterans Way is seen after heavy weekend rainfall left a swath of flooding across southwestern Manitoba. Over 100 mm of rain fell in the area, with 127 mm recorded at Brandon Airport. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Workers put up sandbags in Melita Monday afternoon after heavy weekend rainfall left a swath of flood damage across southwestern Manitoba. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Oil and water mix as floodwaters overrun fields near Cromer, Manitoba on Monday afternoon. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
The town of Reston is seen Monday afternoon after heavy weekend rainfall left a swath of flood damage across southwestern Manitoba. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Crews work on floodwaters besieging Reston on Monday afternoon after a weekend of relentless rain and wind hammered southwestern Manitoba. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Water rises on either side of a road in western Manitoba. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
Storm clouds roil in the skies over Deloraine, Monday afternoon. - (Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun)
The swollen Gopher Creek in the town of Virden flows over a bridge on Monday. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Sandbags surround a portion of a home inundated with water on King Street in the town of Virden as the Gopher Creek continued to rise on Monday. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
A dike is built along King Street in Virden on Monday to protect a lift station from the rising Gopher Creek. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Apartments in Virden sit surrounded by water on Monday after the rising Gopher Creek inundated the building. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Apartments in Virden sit surrounded by water on Monday after the rising Gopher Creek inundated the homes over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of residents. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Diesel walks through flood water from the swollen Gopher Cr(Tim Smith/Brandon Sun) - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Lindsay Robinson, her dog Diesel and Tamara Miller walk through flood waters on Bridge Street in Virden as the Gopher Creek continues to rise on Monday afternoon. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
John Higginbotham watches as a dike is built to protect a lift station along King Street in Virden as the Gopher Creek continues to rise on Monday afternoon. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers make sandbags at the public works building in Virden during flood fighting efforts on Monday afternoon. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers Kyla Martens and Brooke Williams make sandbags at the public works building in Virden during flood fighting efforts on Monday afternoon. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Treats sit out for the volunteers making sandbags at the public works building in Virden during flood fighting efforts on Monday afternoon. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Bill Hayward, his wife Brenda and daughter Carly watch the water from the swollen Gopher Creek slowly rise in front of their home on King Street in Virden on Monday afternoon. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Flood waters surround a T33 fighter jet on display along Highway 10 and Sandison Road near the Brandon Municipal Airport on Sunday after rain fell almost non-stop throughout the weekend. The airport was closed due to the flooding. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers help build a sandbag dike around homes in the town of Reston in southwestern Manitoba on Sunday after heavy rainfall flooded the community - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Volunteers build a sandbag dike around homes in the town of Reston, Man. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
The Pipestone Creek swells over its banks west of Kola, Man. as rain falls on Sunday morning. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Mr. Froese and Ivan Penner carry a couch from the flooded home of Greg and Amy Baerg to a waiting trailer in Cromer. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Water pours over Highway 256 and floods homes in the village of Cromer. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
Water overruns Highway 256 in Cromer. - (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)
A young boy plays in the flood water adjacent to Highway 256 in the village of Cromer. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
A truck makes its way through flood waters covering Highway 256 in the village of Cromer. - (Tim Smith / Brandon Sun)
A tree blown over by strong winds damaged a parked car in Winnipeg, Sunday morning, June 29, 2014. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
A tree blown over by strong winds crashes through the roof of a parked car in Winnipeg, Sunday morning, June 29, 2014. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Vehicles splash through a deep puddle at Notre Dame Avenue and Border Street, Sunday, June 29, 2014. - (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A large tree branch lays across Aberdeen Avenue after hitting a van between Salter and Charles after strong winds overnight, Sunday, June 29, 2014. - (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A large tree broken at the trunk lays across Pritchard Avenue between Charles and Aikens after strong winds overnight, Sunday, June 29, 2014. - (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brandon Sun 30062014 Sandbags surround a portion of a home inundated with water in the town of Virden as the Gopher Creek continued to rise on Monday. Tim Smith/Brandon Sun) - (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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