Below is information from April 22-25.
FOR THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION CLICK HERE
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for many communities in Manitoba including Selkirk to persist Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.
We are asking everyone to please minimize water usage at this time to reduce the strain on the city’s drainage system
- Selkirk Park is closed until further notice.
- Strathnaver is closed between the tracks and Hwy 9a.
- Transit routes may be affected by overland water and ongoing pumping operations.
- Hours and location of the waste transfer station can be found HERE.
- Pumping operations are ongoing.
- Water levels have gone down in certain areas allowing us to remove some pumps that have been running non-stop since the weekend to have them serviced and ready to go for the upcoming precipitation.
- Pipes have been left in place as we expect water levels to rise again with the upcoming precipitation.
- Contractors have been contacted and are on stand-by for backup if required over the weekend.
Environment Canada Information
Heavy rain bringing 30 to 60 mm to parts of southern Manitoba by Sunday.
Although rain has switched over to snow, it is mainly melting on contact, thus adding to the total precipitation amounts. Thus, despite snowfall occurring, the rainfall warning is in effect until the snow tapers off later today.
This much precipitation over frozen or saturated ground has lead to localized flooding including basements, underpasses, and the like.
Strong winds gusting 60 to 90 km/h on Saturday and Sunday are also expected. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow will occur when wind and snow align on Sunday.
Please continue to check for local updates HERE
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.
Be prepared and note the following:
Power outages are likely, rural areas in particular should be prepared for extended outages. For information on how to prepare yourself for an extended power outage CLICK HERE.
The RCMP have pre-emptively closed a number of major highways until further notice. For further information on highway closures CLICK HERE.
The system is expected to move into Ontario later in the weekend bringing cooler temperatures.
For current information CLICK HERE
Public Safety Canada is encouraging everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit prepared in advance of the storms’ arrival.
- Plenty of drinking water
- Food that can be prepared in a power outage
- Baby supplies
- Charged devices
- Pet supplies
- For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca
Please continue to monitor the City of Selkirk social media accounts for current City of Selkirk updates