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Alerts in Effect

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Issued at 12:10 Sunday 05 July 2020
Summary

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening over much of southern Manitoba.

A warm and humid airmass is in place over the region and a cold front is approaching from the west. As the cold front lifts the warm humid airmass, thunderstorms will develop. Some of these thunderstorms will have the potential to become severe with hail to the size of golf balls and damaging winds in excess of 90 km/h the most likely threats. In addition, storms will be very moisture-laden so excessive rainfall is possible.

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Rapidly rising rivers and creeks can sweep away bridges, culverts, buildings, and people. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

High Water Level

Issued at 16:02 Thursday 02 July 2020
Importance

MEDIUM

Description

Update: This is a Manitoba Emergency Alert. Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has issued a Flood Warning for the Little Saskatchewan River and the Whitemud River watersheds.

The Little Saskatchewan River and the Whitemud River are above flood stages and low-lying land near the rivers are affected.

If you are in the affected area, be watchful as local waterways are expected to rise quickly and may cause flooding. Do not attempt to cross fast flowing waters or waters of unknown depth. Use caution when driving on all roads as road conditions may have changed. Avoid flooded areas. Follow all directions by local authorities and take all necessary precautions to stay safe. Stay tuned to local media for updates. Up to date information is available at www.gov.mb.ca/flooding and www.manitoba511.ca

Area Description

Little Saskatchewan River and Whitemud River Watersheds

Issued By

Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization

Dam Overflow

Issued at 15:29 Friday 03 July 2020
Importance

MEDIUM

Recommended Action

Avoid water bodies, valleys, low lying areas and affected areas. Move to higher ground if required and avoid flooded areas. Do not attempt to cross fast flowing waters or waters of unknown depth. Use caution when driving on all roads as road conditions may have changed. Follow all directions by local authorities and take all necessary precautions to stay safe. Stay tuned to local media for updates

Description

Update: This is a Manitoba Emergency Alert. Manitoba Infrastructure is advising a possible dam failure at the RIVERS RESERVOIR DAM may occur within 24 hours. This will result in extreme flooding and dangerous situations. Residences in the affected area should prepare to evacuate if advised by the municipality. Avoid water bodies, valleys, low lying areas and affected areas. Move to higher ground if required and avoid flooded areas. Do not attempt to cross fast flowing waters or waters of unknown depth. Use caution when driving on all roads as road conditions may have changed. Follow all directions by local authorities and take all necessary precautions to stay safe. Stay tuned to local media for updates. Up-to-date information is available at www.gov.mb.ca/flooding and www.manitoba511.ca.

Area Description

Little Saskatchewan River in the Riverdale Municipality and RM of Whitehead.

Issued By

Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization



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