May 22, 2015


Flood Fight

Manitoba Flood Watch

Flood water covers the Assiniboine River Valley in Brandon on Saturday morning, hours ahead of the expected first crest.
Brandonites watch the flood waters of the Assiniboine River pour over 1st Street from the First Street Bridge on Saturday evening.
A look at the water levels along Twin Lakes Beach Sunday morning.
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and volunteers fill sandbags to protect Kevin Van Camp's home from flood waters near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon.
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and volunteers help fortify Kevin Van Camp's home from flood water near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon.
Kevin Van Camp's home with its protective sandbag walls near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon.
Frank Renouf looks out the window of his niece's cottage. The cottage is protected by a tube dike that runs along the beach at Twin Lakes Beach. Some of the tubes have been damaged by ice from last winter and his family is concerned they won't hold in the coming weeks.
Adam Dalman ducks as water slams against the concrete foundation of his neighbors cottage that was destroyed in 2011.
Adam Dalman sits with some sandbags as he contemplates what he should do in the next week or so at Twin Lakes Beach.
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and volunteers help fortify Kevin Van Camp's home near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon.
Joerg Zimmermann and his family prepare sandbags at their home in St. Francois Xavier, Man. Saturday. Military reservists have been shipped in to assist with flood preparation from Portage la Prairie to St. Francois Xavier.
Military reserves arrive at Southport, Man. Saturday to assist with flood preparation.
A sign taped to a door just south of the Hoop and Holler Bend, Man. welcomes the military Saturday.
Flood water covers the Assiniboine River Valley just east of Brandon on Saturday morning, hours ahead of the expected first crest.
A provincial crew take a break after filling and loading sandbags in 30C temperatures in Portage la Prairie, Man. Saturday.
Military from Shilo fill and load sandbags in Portage La Prairie, Man. Saturday.
Spectators and members of the media look out at the flood waters from the rising Assiniboine River covering 1st Street North in Brandon on Saturday morning.
A pair of scrap trucks sit in the deep waters of the Souris River in Melita Friday.
A woman looks at the rising waters at Plumb Creek, which feeds into the Souris River, in Souris' Victoria Park Friday morning.
A bridge was completely washed away after this week's flooding on Highway 445 in Melita.
Flood water covers the Assiniboine River Valley in Brandon on Saturday morning, hours ahead of the expected first crest. - Tim Smith/Brandon Sun
Brandonites watch the flood waters of the Assiniboine River pour over 1st Street from the First Street Bridge on Saturday evening. - Tim Smith / Brandon Sun
A look at the water levels along Twin Lakes Beach Sunday morning. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and volunteers fill sandbags to protect Kevin Van Camp's home from flood waters near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and volunteers help fortify Kevin Van Camp's home from flood water near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Kevin Van Camp's home with its protective sandbag walls near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Frank Renouf looks out the window of his niece's cottage. The cottage is protected by a tube dike that runs along the beach at Twin Lakes Beach. Some of the tubes have been damaged by ice from last winter and his family is concerned they won't hold in the coming weeks. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Adam Dalman ducks as water slams against the concrete foundation of his neighbors cottage that was destroyed in 2011. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Adam Dalman sits with some sandbags as he contemplates what he should do in the next week or so at Twin Lakes Beach. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Soldiers from CFB Shilo and volunteers help fortify Kevin Van Camp's home near St. Francois Xavier Sunday afternoon. - Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press
Joerg Zimmermann and his family prepare sandbags at their home in St. Francois Xavier, Man. Saturday. Military reservists have been shipped in to assist with flood preparation from Portage la Prairie to St. Francois Xavier. - John Woods / The Canadian Press
Military reserves arrive at Southport, Man. Saturday to assist with flood preparation. - John Woods / The Canadian Press
A sign taped to a door just south of the Hoop and Holler Bend, Man. welcomes the military Saturday. - CP
Flood water covers the Assiniboine River Valley just east of Brandon on Saturday morning, hours ahead of the expected first crest. - Tim Smith / Brandon Sun
A provincial crew take a break after filling and loading sandbags in 30C temperatures in Portage la Prairie, Man. Saturday. - John Woods / The Canadian Press
Military from Shilo fill and load sandbags in Portage La Prairie, Man. Saturday. - John Woods / The Canadian Press
Spectators and members of the media look out at the flood waters from the rising Assiniboine River covering 1st Street North in Brandon on Saturday morning. - Tim Smith / Brandon Sun
A pair of scrap trucks sit in the deep waters of the Souris River in Melita Friday. - Graeme Bruce / Brandon Sun
A woman looks at the rising waters at Plumb Creek, which feeds into the Souris River, in Souris' Victoria Park Friday morning. - Graeme Bruce / Brandon Sun
A bridge was completely washed away after this week's flooding on Highway 445 in Melita. - Graeme Bruce / Brandon Sun

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