• Flood Information 2019

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May 1, 2019
 
Water levels have now receded and the threat of any flooding at this time has diminished.  We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation this spring in preparation for a possible flood event.  Residents, fire fighters, R.M. of St. Andrews staff and volunteers all worked together to do what was necessary to protect as many properties as was possible.  A special thank you to Jim Stinson, our Emergency Coordinator who worked closely with provincial departments regarding the water levels, ice jams and opening of the flood gates.  Jim was monitoring water levels steadily and working long hours to ensure that residents were safe and if necessary, notified as soon as possible of any threat.
 
We want residents to always be aware of the water levels as they can rise even during the summer and fall months with strong north winds.  Please make sure you are always prepared and on alert in case a scenario like this should arise.
 
If you live along a waterway and have had flooding in the past or were close to it, please ensure that you have your property cleared of any items before snow fall in the event there are problems again next spring.  Residents must protect their own properties and by preparing in advance, it will help with the overall situation should an emergency event occur in the spring.
 
We encourage people to sign up to volunteer by completing the following form so that we always have volunteers to turn to in time of need should any disaster arise:  http://www.rmofstandrews.com/p/flood-volunteering

Thank you everyone and have a wonderful summer!
 

 
April 16, 2019
 
The water levels continue to drop but are still be monitored on a daily basis until the crest has arrived.  Once water levels have stabilized, tube dikes will be dismantled.
 
If you encounter any emergency flooding, please contact Emergency Coordinator Jim Stinson at 204-806-0107 or email office@rmofstandrews.com.
 
We thank everyone for their cooperation during this spring's high water levels and for any assistance that was provided during this hectic time.
 

 
IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING FLOODWAY OPERATIONS
 
April 12, 2019 Update - 3:10 p.m.
 
The R.M. of St. Andrews has been advised through teleconference with the Province today and their daily flood report, that the Red River Floodway Gates will now be opened the morning of Sunday, April 14, 2019.   
 
Water level conditions are being monitored on a steady basis in many areas along with the river levels.  Please take any pre-cautionary measures that may be necessary.

We will provide further updates as they become available.


 
 
April 12, 2019
 
Any resident that is having any problems with drainage, please contact the Public Works Department at 204-738-2076 or email janet@rmofstandrews.com.  Please DO NOT BLOCK any culverts as this will affect drainage in other areas and could cause potential flooding to others.
 
The Public Works Department will come out and assess the situation and do what is necessary to remedy the problem if they can.
 
Thank you for your co-operation.
 

 
 
 
 
 
To view the Province's latest flood outlook information and news releases, please click on the following link:
 
To view the Government of Canada's Real-Time Hydrometic Data Graph for Netley Creek near Petersfield, please click on the following link:
 
 
To view the Government of Canada's Real-Time Hydrometic Data Graph for Breezy Point, please click on the following link:
 


 
Frequently Asked Flood Related Questions:
 
To view a listing of questions, please click on the following link:  Frequently Asked Flood Related Questions
 
Important Flood Preparation Correspondence and Fact Sheets:
 


March 15, 2019 Spring Melt and Flood Preparation Update
 
The R.M. of St. Andrews is actively preparing for the spring melt both to prevent flooding from overland and river waters.  The Public Works Department have started their pre-emptive Flood Prevention Plan and have hired 4 different contractors to clean our drainage system which should be done in approximately 10 more days (depending on weather conditions).  All our pumps and flood prevention equipment have been prepped and are ready to be deployed as required.
 
The Amphibex is scheduled to finish breaking ice on the Red River in an attempt to prevent ice jams by the 17th of March, 2019.
 
The Municipal Emergency Coordinator along with Municipal Employees have identified areas that may require flood tube dikes and will be deploying them prior to the high water arriving, if and when necessary.
 
We are monitoring the forecasts daily for both Manitoba and North Dakota and will react accordingly.
 
To view the Province's latest flood outlook information and news releases, please click on the following link:
 
 
To view the Government of Canada's Real-Time Hydrometic Data Graph for Netley Creek near Petersfield, please click on the following link:
 

Further updates will be posted as more information becomes available.
 
Thank you.
 
 

 
 
2019 Spring Flood Outlook Information 

Overland Flooding PictureThe Province of Manitoba's flood forecasters monitor the amount of rainfall and snow and the impact on levels on rivers, lakes, creeks and streams throughout the year.  This monitoring helps in predicting flood outlooks each year but there are always many variables such as cold temperatures and precipitation amounts that can affect these outlooks.  The most current information can be found on their website below.
 
To view the Province's latest flood outlook information and news releases, please click on the following link:
 
 
More information can also be found on the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization website which will provide flood preparedness information and other helpful information in case of an emergency.
 
 

 
Red River and Devils Lake - 2019 Spring Flood Outlook 
 
To view the outlook for the U.S. portion of the basin based on conditions through Tuesday, March 5, 2019, click on the following link:
 


 
Volunteer Emergency and Flood Positions
 
The Municipality maintains a list of volunteers in the event of an emergency or flood. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following form with the dates and times you are available, and the positions you are most interested in.