Event CategoryDisaster
Event GroupNatural
Event SubgroupMeteorological - Hydrological
Event TypeFlood
PlaceAssiniboine, Red and Winnipeg Rivers MB
Event Start DateApril 22, 1997
Event End DateMay 14, 1997
CommentsAssiniboine, Red and Winnipeg Rivers MB, April-May 1997. The province of Manitoba declared a state of emergency on April 22, 1997. Five days later, Emerson was hit. Over 7000 military personnel were employed for 36 days to assist in preventing flood damage and in relocating the 25447 evacuees; communities affected include Emerson, Rosenort, St. Jean Baptiste, Morris, St. Adolphe, Nutimik, Portage la Prairie, Ste. Agathe, St. Norbert, Letellier, Dominion City, Scanterbury, Halbstadt, Brunkhild, Domain, LaSalle, Sanford and Winnipeg.
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total Cost$498,513,577
Federal DFAA Payments$193,808,836
Provincial DFAA Payments$23,624,696
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal Costs$48,480,045
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance Payments$232,600,000
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0