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Red River water levels anticipated to remain high

Posted: November 22, 2019


Red River water levels anticipated to remain high

 
 
The Municipal Emergency Operations Committee


The RM of East St. Paul is advising residents living along the Red River to take preemptive measures to reduce the risk of injury or damage to homes and property.
 
Although river levels are slowly starting to recede, water levels are anticipated to remain high for an extended period of time.
 
Residents are reminded to:
  • Avoid river banks as they are expected to be slippery, with possible minor erosion.
  • Avoid river banks due to slippery banks and cold, swift moving water.
  • Ensure children and pets are kept well away from the water.
  • Secure or remove any items or structures that are near the river bank.
  • Secure or remove irrigation pumps and hoses.
  • Ensure sump pumps are in good working order.
  • Consider securing back-up pumping equipment.
  • Move valuable items to upper floors.

The municipality is providing sandbags to residents residing along the Red River that are threatened by flooding.  Should you require sandbags, please call (204) 795-8994 and the municipality will make arrangements to supply them to homeowners.
 
The Municipal Emergency Operations Committee has been monitoring river levels over the past number of weeks to ensure residents would be notified well in advance of the river reaching flood stage.
 
Municipal officials have not only been monitoring unprecedented river levels since early October, but are in the early planning stages of flood preparedness and preparations for the 2020 spring season.
 
The RM of East St. Paul will continue to advise residents of any new information as it becomes available on changes to Red River elevations.

 

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