Some Manitoba residents evacuating homes Easter Sunday due to flooding

Some southern Manitoba residents are spent Easter weekend evacuating their homes as floodwaters crept closer to their homes.

The Rural Municipality of Montcalm’s reeve Paul Gilmore says the community declared a state of emergency on Saturday in order to help evacuate households along St. Mary’s Road and PR 246.

“The local emergency is strictly for that area which is on the east side of the river and basically with the breaches in the road, there’s no exit for the residents there. That’s not a very good situation for them, so that’s the reason for the local emergency,” Gilmore said.

Gilmore added the emergency declaration also allows for appropriate infrastructural actions to be taken in order to mitigate property damage caused by floodwaters.

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