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Roads flooded, some homes evacuated as rain pummels southeast Manitoba

June 9, 2020   by THE CANADIAN PRESS

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STUARTBURN, Man. – Heavy rain in southeastern Manitoba has flooded roads and forced people out of some homes.

David Kiansky, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn, says the water rose up suddenly and covered a lot of farmland and most roads running north to south.

He says crews worked to get people out of a handful of homes, including one man who was taken out by tractor as his property was under two feet of water.

The municipality has declared a local state of local emergency and is hoping the Manitoba government will provide emergency aid.

Some parts of southeast Manitoba saw up to 155 millimetres of rain over the weekend.

Kiansky says he is worried because there is more rain in the forecast over the next two days.

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