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This article was published 02/05/2022 (208 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A truck drives through Red River flood water covering parts of Hwy 220 south, May 30, 2022. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk (left), Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson (right), and Sarah Thiele (centre), deputy minister, Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure talk to reporters along Provincial Road 222 near Lakeside Road where it has been mostly washed out just north of Gimli, MB, as part of a provincial tour of flooded areas, June 2, 2022. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk, Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson, and Sarah Thiele, deputy minister, Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure along with other government employees walk along Provincial Road 222 near Lakeside Road where it has been mostly washed out just north of Gimli, MB, as part of a provincial tour of flooded areas, June 02, 2022. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Provincial Road 222 near Lakeside Road where it has been mostly washed out just north of Gimli, MB, June 2, 2022. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Provincial Road 222 near Lakeside Road where it has been mostly washed out just north of Gimli, MB, June 2, 2022. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk, Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson, and Sarah Thiele, deputy minister, Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure along with other government employees walk along Provincial Road 222 near Lakeside Road where it has been mostly washed out just north of Gimli, MB, as part of a provincial tour of flooded areas, June 2, 2022. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) 220602 - Thursday, June 2, 2022
Floodwater surrounds a pedestrian bridge which crosses Pickett Creek near Nutimik Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park. (Brynn Kaplen photo)
Flood water from the swollen Assiniboine River covers low lying farmland along Highway 250 north of Alexander, June 1, 2022. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)
Daniel Crump Rows of sandbags protect the Otter Lake resort from floodwaters on May 21. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Daniel Crump Cabin owner Michael Chontske (left) and his friend Tracy Lysak are doing what they can to protect Chontske’s cabin and property as the water on Eleanor Lake continues to rise Saturday, May 21. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Dan Thomas and Colin Spark inspect a ring of sandbags they helped put up to hold back the waters of Eleanor Lake on May 21. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Community members in the Whiteshell area work together to help each other load sandbags into their vehicles. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
A cabin on Eleanor Lake off of Provincial Road 307 is surrounded by flood waters. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Volunteers build a super sandbag dike to protect homes in Minnedosa May 20. The flood situation in the town improved slightly Friday with a small drop in water levels. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Bill Crooks carries plastic used in making a super sandbag dike to protect homes in Minnedosa May 20. The flood situation in the town improved slightly Friday with a small drop in water levels. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Volunteers fill super sandbags to make a dike to protect homes in Minnedosa on May 20. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Premier Heather Stefanson (left) and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Doyle Piwniuk speak to the media about the floodfight in Minnedosa at the Minnedosa Dam May 19. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Floodwater from the swollen Little Saskatchewan River covers low area’s between the Minnedosa Lake dam and the town of Minnedosa May 16. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Floodwater from the swollen Little Saskatchewan River covers low area’s between the Minnedosa Lake dam and the town of Minnedosa May 16. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Floodwater from the swollen Little Saskatchewan River covers low areas between the Minnedosa Lake dam and the town of Minnedosa May 16. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Floodwater from the swollen Little Saskatchewan River covers low area’s between the Minnedosa Lake dam and the town of Minnedosa May 16. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Netley Creek and The Red River enter Lake Winnipeg just north of Winnipeg. (John Woods / Pool / Canadian Press)
A home on Peguis First Nation with a Tiger Dam around it. Residents of the community were evacuated because of the Fisher River flooding. The river levels have dropped considerably this week. (John Woods / Pool / Canadian Press)
St. Mary’s Road, which runs between Winnipeg and St. Adolphe, Man., is closed due to Red River flooding south of Winnipeg, Sunday. (John Woods / Pool / Canadian Press)
Premier Heather Stefanson (centre) and opposition leader Wab Kinew, (left) tour Manitoba’s flood area Sunday. (John Woods / Pool / Canadian Press)
Premier Heather Stefanson and opposition leader Wab Kinew head to a press conference after a helicopter tour of Manitoba’s flood area. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
St. Mary’s Road, which runs between Winnipeg and St. Adolphe, Man., is closed due to Red River flooding Sunday. (John Woods / Pool / Canadian Press)
The Z Dike, built south of Winnipeg during the 1997 flood, protects against the Red River flooding Sunday. (John Woods / Canadian Press)
A car navigates a narrow stretch of road on Provincial Road 200 south of Winnipeg on May 14. Due to water and debris, the road narrows to only a shoulder before disappearing under the water completely. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Provincial Road 200 south of Winnipeg is completely submerged on May 14. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Provincial Road 200 south of Winnipeg is washed out on May 14. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
School buses parked in a lot surrounded on three sides by flood waters along Provincail Road 200 south of Winnipeg on May 14. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
Bertha Therrien outside her home in Peguis on May 10. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Bertha Therrien outside her home in Peguis First Nation. The flood water was up to the top of the sandbags a couple days ago.
An old farm truck sits partially submerged in Peguis on May 10. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
A distant home protected by a tiger dam isolated by water in Peguis on May 10. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
SUPPLIED Tiger Dams are set up around houses in Fisher River Cree Nation in the Interlake, where the Fisher River spilled its banks.
SUPPLIED An aerial photograph of the flooding at Fisher River Cree Nation.
Water from heavy rain and snow melt floods over a grid road in the RM of Clanwilliam-Erickson on Monday, May 9. (Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun)
Joan Hackie photo Joan and Russ Hackie are using a boat on Thursday, May 5, to get to and from their home, which is surrounded by floodwater, on Marchand Road in the Municipality of Ritchot, just south of Winnipeg.
A truck navigates flood waters in Peguis First Nation on Wednesday, May 4. (David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press)
Flooding on Peguis First Nation on May 4. (David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press)
The Peguis First Nation Search and Rescue vehicle heads out to help on May 4. (David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press)
CP Flooding on Peguis First Nation on May 4. (David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press)
Volunteers prepare sandbags in Peguis on May 4. (David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press)
The Arborg area is dealing with flooding caused by recent rainfall and the Icelandic River spilling its banks. (RCMP)
This photo taken by a drone shows tractors pumping floodwater over Highway 68 about a kilometre west of Arborg on May 4. (North-East Interlake Emergency Measures Board)
Nick Frechette wades through flood waters on his dad's property north of St. Adolphe on May 4. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Red River has run over its banks on May 3, cutting off access to Red River Drive about five kilometres south of the Turnbull Drive and Pembina Highway intersection (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Red River Drive is submerged by the Red River on May 3. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Crews work on May 3 on collecting clay for a dike that will be built across Red River Drive to help protect homeowners. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Crews work on building a dike across Red River Drive on May 3 to help protect homeowners. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
On the outskirts of Morris on May 3. (Morris RCMP)
Outside of Morris on May 3. (Morris RCMP)
Jennifer Lim poses in her yard, which is partially flooded by an overflowing retention pond, in Winnipeg on May 3. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)
Backyards partially flooded by an overflowing retention pond in Winnipeg on May 3. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)
SUPPLIED Tiger Dams set up around houses in Fisher River Cree Nation in the Interlake, where the Fisher River spilled its banks.
High water levels in Elie on May 2 are threatening some homes. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
The high school in Elie is surrounded by water on May 2. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Sandbags are made in preparation for flooding at the RM of Cartier facility in Elie on May 2. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
Sandbags are made in preparation for flooding at the RM of Cartier facility in Elie on May 2. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
A homeowner has put down some sandbags on May 2 in response to high water in Elie. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
A truck crosses a high La Salle River in Elie on May 2. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
The swollen Icelandic River in Arborg on May 2. (Doug Anderson photo)
Flooding in the Peguis First Nation is shown in a handout photo taken with a drone on Sunday. (Albert Stevenson / The Canadian Press)
Almost 1,000 residents of Peguis First Nation have been forced to flee their homes amid flooding. (Albert Stevenson via The Canadian Press)
David Sutherland, Ron Sutherland and brother-in-law Garry Willis work on putting sandbags in front of Ron's house, close to Sutherland Road and Highway 8, on April 26. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
In Altona, crews erected a Tiger Dam — large tubes filled with water to act as a flood barrier — in a vulnerable area of the town on April 29. (Supplied)
PR 200, north of St. Adolfe, with water from the Red River spilling across the roadway slowing traffic down to one lane. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A 55+ complex in Selkirk's Creekside subdivision flooded after water from a nearby creek started rising in the area on April 23. (Supplied)
A 55+ complex in Selkirk's Creekside subdivision flooded after water from a nearby creek started rising in the area on April 23. (Supplied)
Provincial employees showed up in the dozens to build and reinforce dikes around flood-hit Nutimik Lodge, located at Nutimik Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Allison Baker-Thiessen photo)
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Updated on Monday, May 2, 2022 6:01 PM CDT: adds pics from Elie

Updated on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:50 PM CDT: adds new pics

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