Swan River has declared a state of emergency, in light of overland flooding in Manitoba.
Ice jams have caused river levels there to rise, hence the state of emergency.
So far, there have been five states of emergency declared in the province – those include the municipalities of Defferin, Grey, La Broquerie, Two Borders, and now the community of Swan River.
The province is reminding people to be watchful of local waterways, as flood conditions can change quickly. In addition homeowners should check sump pumps and hoses to ensure they are fully operational.
It’s also recommended that residents take caution if driving through moving water as the water levels are unpredictable and the current could force vehicles off the road.
For more flooding information, go to www.gov.mb.ca/flooding/.