Saturday, March 28, 2009

Floods, Ice jams - Red River rises record levels - North Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba

Red River Flooding Update - Saturday Mar 28, 2009

North Dakota declared disaster zone amid flooding

We’re concerned about the possibilities of more evacuations for our neighbors in North Dakota and Minnesota and watching updates for the flood conditions in the Winnipeg, Manitoba areas of the Red River basin - hit by the worst flood levels in many years. Project417 is on alert to be notified of volunteer requirements by...more

Manitoba Flood Liaison office - 200 Saulteaux Cres. in Winnipeg: 204-945-2354
available to provide information to residents of the Red River Valley, including details on existing flood protection levels, current forecasted flood levels and the status of community ring-dike closures. The offices will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. until the current flood risk is over.
The Canadian military is onsite on the Manitoba side of the Red River valley preparing to battle the floods, and volunteers are being mobilized by the Salvation Army, Red Cross and others like Project417.

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