Event CategoryDisaster
Event GroupNatural
Event SubgroupMeteorological - Hydrological
Event TypeFlood
PlaceSouthern Manitoba
Event Start DateJune 2, 2011
Event End DateJuly 9, 2011
CommentsSouthern Manitoba, June 2 to July 9, 2011. On June 3, 1,961 individuals were evacuated from the Ochre River, Alonsa, and Sioux Valley First Nations, and 37 communities declared local states of emergency due to extensive flooding. Another 45 residences were given mandatory evacuation orders in the Dauphin Lake, Ochre River/Cresent Beach area on June 4. On June 6, the Sastachewan Watershed Authority released a large amount of water from the Tobin Lake Dam, which flows towards the flood zone. By June 6, 40 communities were under a state of local emergency with a total of 2,058 evacuees registered through the Canadian Red Cross and the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters (MANFF). Effective June 28, there were a total of 2,937 evacuees, 42 local declared States of Emergency with 13 of these being First Nations communities. On July 9, evacuation orders were lifted for Portage La Prairie, Souris, Wawanesa, and Glenwood.
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total Cost$0
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People AffectedUnknown