Saturday, April 18, 2009

Manitoba Underwater

The flooding in Manitoba is absolutely devastating in some areas – only rooftops visible in some rural areas – lots of sand bagging and evacuations. Many Winnipeg homes have also been sand bagged. Fortunately, we are at no risk whatsoever; besides water leaking into our basement because of a quick melt and frozen grown, we are fine – annoyed, but fine.

The following three pictures are from the "creek" that runs along our street.

We walk across this creek in the summer.

We walk under this bridge most days of the year.

Road closed at the end of our street because of the creek flooding the road.

The rest of these pictures are of rural Manitoba - so tragic.


Cara said...

Wow, that's incredible. We used to live in Winnipeg so we are always monitoring the news for stories about the flooding. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for those affected.

Barb said...

wow. we're only a province away but it seems like just last year when it was this bad for you last time.

The Warren Family said...

Wow, that is crazy!!

Sharla said...

Wowzers - that's a lot of water. Those pictures you have of the bridge you usually walk under and the little creek really put it into perspective. I am glad that you are not personally too affected but feel for those who are.

Natalie and Chris said...

wow that's crazy. I'm suppose to be going to Winnipeg in the next few weeks, here's hoping it's better by then. I'm glad to hear you are in no danger and feel so bad for the people who have lost their homes.

Connie said...

Hi! I just read your blog for the first time today. We're from Manitoba as well and we are also adopting from Ethiopia. Those are some great flood pics!