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CanadaRising waters threaten homes in Rural Municipality of St. Andrews

11:43  15 april  2019
11:43  15 april  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Official site for the Rural Municipality of St . Andrews , Manitoba, with information for visitors and residents about local government, local business, sites and attractions. There is so much to see and do in the RM of St . Andrews . Are you a new resident to the community?

St . Andrews No. 287 is a rural municipality in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located in the Census Division 12 which is a part of SARM Division 6. The seat of the municipality is located in the

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Residents in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews are bracing for flooding.

Crews went door-to-door Sunday warning residents to be on high alert after an ice jam along the Red River caused water levels to suddenly rise sharply on Netley Creek over the weekend.

Emergency coordinator Jim Stinson says the creek was rising as much as six inches every 30 minutes Saturday night.

While it had slowed by Sunday morning he says the municipality is concerned a surge of water from the floodway, which went into operation Sunday afternoon, could force water over some dikes.

The waters were already only two to three inches from the top of some of those dikes, he said.

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St . Andrews is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It lies West Red River and the Southern border is approximately 8 kilometres North of Winnipeg. St . Andrews contains the communities of Clandeboye, Petersfield as well as half of Lockport (the portion west of the Red River).

East St . Paul is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It is located north-east of and adjacent to the city of Winnipeg, and is part of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Area. The municipality was formed on 3 November 1915 when the municipality of St . Paul (1888-1914)

"We are notifying our residents to be on alert," Stinson said over the phone Sunday.

"We don't know what's going to happen when the water comes in the middle of the night."

Preparations underway

Stinson estimated a few hundred residents were at risk along the south side of Netley Creek, in and around Murdoch Drive, Balcaen Road, Hall Road, Whitetail Trail and Jenny Drive.

He said municipal workers and firefighters have been preparing for the flood fight over the last month by building up roads, putting up dikes and pumping drains in low-lying areas.

He said tube dikes have also been set up along the north side of the creek.

Officials searched for the ice jam by plane Sunday evening to see if it had moved since earlier in the day.

Stinson says while they won't likely be able to break up the jam, keeping an eye on it will help officials continually assess the risk to residents.

He said crews will work overnight Sunday into Monday to watch water levels.

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