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Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours areas threatened by flooding in Manitoba

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 8:34 PM -

EXTENDED ACTIVE WEATHER COVERAGE: Tune in to The Weather Network for live updates on the Manitoba floods. Our team of reporters and meteorologists in the field provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date coverage.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is getting a first-hand look at the extent of Manitoba's devastating flood disaster

The prime minister took a 20-minute helicopter tour over the swollen Assiniboine River near Brandon, Man., according to The Canadian Press. 

The chopper took Harper, Premier Greg Selinger and other local MPs over several flooded farmlands and washed out roads.

PRAIRIE FLOODING: Manitoba plans to break dike to ease flooding

The first crest from a torrent of floodwater coming from Saskatchewan is expected to hit Brandon at any time. While the river is lapping up against farm buildings and raised roads, no evacuations have yet been issued.

Be sure to check back as Weather Network Reporter Deb Matejicka provides updates from Brandon throughout the week.

With files from The Canadian Press

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