Carman’s high school and elementary school were closed Monday.
The town is one of a number of communities and municipalities in Manitoba that have declared emergencies, or are under flood watches or high-water advisories because of overland flooding brought on by spring runoff.
Water turned some homes in Carman into virtual islands on Sunday. The flooding washed out roads and forced crews to build a dike along a major highway in the town.
“I’ve been here for 35 years and I’ve never seen this kind of water backing up,” said Carman Mayor Bob Mitchell. “We’re just worried we won’t be able to do anything until Mother Nature melts the ice.”