About 50 people attended a RM of Cartier flood preparedness meeting on April 2 in Elie.
The latest provincial flood forecast was discussed, then residents were told about the responsibilities of home owners, the municipality and C.a.S.H., the emergency measures organization for the RMs of Cartier, St. Francois Xavier and Headingley.
Four homes within Cartier have been determined to be at risk. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to protect their home, but the municipality will provide sand, bags and sand bagging machines for residents who require them. Residents are expected to share the cost of the empty bags.
"What we’re wanting residents to do is to go to the C.a.S.H. website for flood information," said C.a.S.H. public information officer Carmen Asu. The website is www.cashmanitoba.com.
Residents who want information on how their municipality is preparing for a flood should contact their municipal office.
Asu is one of the volunteer management team members led by C.a.S.H. co-ordinator Mitch McCormick. These local volunteers are trained to take on a specific role in case of an emergency.
Most say they decided to volunteer to serve their community in times of need.
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The following are some of the C.a.S.H. emergency management teanm members:
Carmen Asu - Cartier
Lori Nelson - Cartier
Lorna Pankratz - Headingley
Richard Desjardins – St. Francois Xavier
John McCreanor - St. Francois Xavier
Wayne Mirrlees - St. Francois Xavier
Mike Tumber – St. Francois Xavier