Manitoba declares State of Emergency

maple-leafManitoba has declared a provincial state of emergency following prolonged rainfall, along with record water levels in neighboring Saskatchewan. There are flood warnings for 28 rivers and streams in Manitoba, and the province has warned residents to prepare for flood waters exceeding the historic levels set in 2011. It is estimated that flooding destroyed over 4.4 million acres of crops and stranded livestock across the vast stretches of the Canadian prairies.


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