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More warm, dry weather helps flood fight in Manitoba: government

More warm, dry weather helps flood fight in Manitoba: government

WINNIPEG, MAN. – Days of warm, dry weather appear to be helping the fight against flooding in Manitoba.

The provincial government’s flood forecaster, Fisaha Unduche, says the Fisher River is at or near its peak and will gradually drop to within its banks over the next week.

The river flows through Peguis First Nation, where flooded roads and homes have forced about 1,400 people to leave.

Unduche says there is no major precipitation in the forecast for the next two weeks, which will allow rivers and tributaries to drop.

The Red River, which has become a lake in many areas south of Winnipeg, is expected to peak next week, but at a lower level than predicted a week ago.

Communities and homes in the Red River Valley are protected by dikes and diversion channels, although sandbagging efforts are underway in many areas to offer more protection.

©2022 The Canadian Press

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