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Province urges evacuations in Twin Lakes Beach, Delta

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HUNDREDS of residents and cottagers on Lake Manitoba and other flood-prone parts of the province have been ordered to get out of their properties due to high winds and high waves.

Evacuation orders extend to the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Ochre River, Alonsa, Twin Lakes Beach and Delta. How long people are out of their properties depends on the damage caused by waves and the extent of flooding submerging roads.

The province asked residents and cottagers to move themselves and important belongings to higher ground or to alternative sites.

Areas under mandatory evacuation include 80 properties (20 permanent homes) in the RM of St. Laurent, 68 properties (10 permanent homes) in the RM of Woodlands and residences in Delta Beach.­

Evacuees are asked to register with the Red Cross at 1-888-662-3211. The evacuation notice took effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday and continues until further notice.

Lake Manitoba has been inundated in the past month by flood water from western Manitoba via the Portage Diversion and the Waterhen River. Besides high waves, high rains predicted over the next few days are expected to cause overland flooding in some areas of Brandon and other areas in southern Manitoba.

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Updated on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 9:06 PM CDT: Adds details on areas impacted by evacuation orders.

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