They just announced a couple hours ago that they are going to make some breaks in the dikes before the town of Headlingly, which is just west of Winnipeg and just under a couple hours east of here, to allow some of the excess water to be released before it hits Winnipeg because the floodways are already at capacity and the water has nowhere to go. They figure that about 150 homes will be lost...My heart goes out to all those families that will be impacted.
I admire all the city crews, volunteers and our mayor Shari Dector-Hirst for the courageous effort that they are putting forth to attempt to hold back a prodigious amount of water. They all deserve major kudos for their very hard-working efforts.
|Look at the height of the water in relation to the vehicles.|
Check out the photo from ebrandon (from 3 days ago - water levels are higher since) at the right - especially the vehicles to the right and the water on the other side of the super bags...
There are some more photos of the river going through Brandon and the surrounding area and the efforts that have been put in place. Check out the photos on our local ebrandon site - especially the aerial ones on the second and third pages. If you click on the photos - they will enlarge. Keep in mind that the aerial photos were from May 6th and the river has risen and spread a great deal more since then.
I am not a religious person but hope that you will all send a heartfelt prayer or thought for all those affected by this flood. So many towns, Hutterite colonies, homes, farms, animals and wildlife are being impacted and they need all the help they can get.