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Weekend Reads Manitoba Premier says he’s in process of declaring a state of emergency after snow storm

09:10  13 october  2019
09:10  13 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is in the process of declaring a state of emergency following a request from Manitoba Hydro. Posted October 12, 2019 4:08 pm. Updated October 13, 2019 7:46 am. 0:53 Manitoba premier to declare state of emergency following snow storm .

Premier Brian Pallister is set to declare a state of emergency after receiving a request from Manitoba Hydro, as a major snowstorm creates havoc across the southern portion of the province. With about 50,000 Manitoba Hydro clients without electrical power as a result of the treacherous storm , Pallister

Brian Pallister wearing a suit and tie © THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is in the process of declaring a state of emergency following a request from Manitoba Hydro.

Hydro says by declaring a state of emergency more funds will be available to assist crews in restoring power.

READ MORE: The cleanup begins: Power slowly being restored, Manitobans begin to dig out after record-breaking snowstorm

A recording-breaking storm has thousands of Manitoban's remaining without power. The latest numbers show more than 53,000 people remain without power.

"We want to empower Manitoba Hydro," Pallister said in a last-minute press conference Saturday evening.

Many people in province are going on hour 48 without electricity.

"We have major work underway," Pallister.

"We have workers out there working their tales off. we have them putting themselves in less than ideal situations to assist us."

When asked by a Global News reporter on how soon a state of emergency will be declared, Pallister said the sooner the press conference is finished, the sooner the process to declare it begins.

Toronto Is Sending Help To Manitoba As Snow Storm Forces A Declared State Of Emergency .
Manitoba has declared a state of emergency. Toronto is now responding to an emergency request for assistance from Winnipeg following the aftermath of a damaging Manitoba winter storm. According to the City of Toronto, 25 Urban Forestry staff will be sent to Manitoba on Monday to aide clean up efforts as the province continues to push back against severe winter weather. Both the city of Winnipeg and Manitoba declared a state of emergency last week, which allows them to request extensive aid from other Canadian cities.

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