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Evacuations ordered after flooding damages dozens of homes on Manitoba's Peguis First Nation

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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:42 PM -

Dozens of homes in a Manitoba community have been damaged due to rising water. 

In the latest flood bulletin, the province says 34 people were forced to leave their homes on the Peguis First Nation, and that more people may soon have to join their ranks. 

Officials say 100 Tiger Tube dams, which can be filled with water and used as barriers, have been sent to the community along the Fisher River in the Interlake region. 

Evacuations are being co-ordinated by the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters.

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The Manitoba government says the water appears to have crested. 

People living along a section of the Birdtail Creek in western Manitoba are also being advised to leave in case a former railway embankment that's blocking water fails. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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