Floods in Saskatchewan and Manitoba After 175 Mm Rain

Floods after heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours across parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan have forced the 2 cities of Melville and Yorkton in Saskatchewan to declare states of emergency, yesterday Sunday 29 June 2014.

Streets in the cities are inundated and drainage systems unable to cope, leaving many homes flooded. Some roads have been so badly flooded or damaged that it has left residents in more remote communities stranded. Farmland has also suffered, with many crops facing destruction should the flood water not recede quickly.

There are some unconfirmed reports that flooding in some areas, including the village of Gainsborough, Saskatchewan, has forced people to evacuate their homes. University of Regina have also evacuated some buildings.

Redvers, Saskatchewan, has seen 175 mm of rain fall since Friday 27 June. Further heavy rainfall has been forecast.

Rainfall Figures

24 hours from 29 to 30 June 2014

  • Regina University, Saskatchewan – 79.9 mm
  • Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan – 68.3 mm
  • Melita, Manitoba – 60.9 mm
  • Roblin, Manitoba – 63.7 mm

24 Hours 28 to 29 June 2014

  • Broadview, Saskatchewan – 81.6 mm