Hundreds of citizens have been moved out of their homes from the dozens of communities and municipalities in Saskatchewan that are currently under a state of emergency. Reports of Southeast Saskatchewan and parts of Western Manitoba have seen an increase in rainfall over the past three weeks, bursting the banks of local streams and flooding at least 15 highways.
Canadian Global Response is currently assessing the damage, and hopes to provide equipment and training for volunteers in the upcoming weeks. Once the assessment phase is completed, an organized effort in partnership with other agencies and local government will take place.
Volunteers with or without mudout training are encouraged to email the CGR Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their address and availability to help coordinate a response to the impacted areas. Information and updates will be made available online in the near future.
(Photo Source: Roche Percee, Saskatchewan, www.skfloods.ca)