PEGUIS DAILY FLOOD UPDATE

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Monday, May 16, 2022

CURRENT STATUS: “State of Emergency” declared as of April 28, 2022, flooding occurring in community. Peguis Chief and Council issued a flood warning due to the rain forecast. We are expecting flooding to re-occur in areas where the water levels have receded. EMO is forecasting local water levels reaching a foot higher than what we experienced. A Mandatory Evacuation is still in effect of all residents in Peguis 1B, ALL EVACUEES MUST BE REGISTERED first with Peguis Emergency Operations Centre (Peguis Multiplex or (204) 645-2869) before leaving the community.

CURRENT OPERATIONS: 

  • Operating 24/7 in the community
  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY in effect for residents not on main water line. Residents on main water line may experience issues with flushing toilets because of water levels, this may cause backups.
  • Peguis Mall Entrance is closed today for repairs. Please use the gravel road to the Treaty Grounds for access to mall.
  • Use caution as ALL roads are hazardous with washboard, potholes and sinkholes.
  • COMPROMISED HIGHWAYS: Water is partially covered or completely covered in some areas including: Irvin Wilsons area, Max Garson area; Sutherland’s Bridge area; Bear’s corner (Dallas); Peguis Mall entrance, access to mall is one lane traffic.
  • COMPROMISED RESERVE ROADS: Ed’s corner backroad, just off highway 224, is closed to the public; W Backroad south of Old School; W Backroad (Dallas) just south of Sutherland’s Crossing; S of Les Daniels, W of McPherson Bridge; E Backroad by Mandy Mart; E Backroad by Concrete Plant; Fish Road washed out. Backroads are soft, please use caution. Do not drive around road barricades as you may cause damage to your vehicle.
  • COMPROMISED BRIDGES: Les Daniel’s bridge: Pine Cone bridge; Sutherland’s bridge; Lloyd Sutherland bridge, Scotty’s Bridge.
  • Peguis Landfill: Access to landfill is limited to South backroad by Coleen Cameron’s or Charlie Bird’s backroad.
  • Fielding calls crawlspaces, basement flooding and septic issues
  • Monitoring flood prone homes, inspecting water levels on properties
  • Sherp being used to rescue families with no access and deliver supplies
  • Tiger and Aqua Dams are being deployed where needed
  • Access repair to Peguis Lagoon is a priority.
  • DONATIONS: To donate water or food, please call (204) 645-2582

EMPLOYMENT:

Flood Wages Increased to $20/hour for local Peguis flood workers, 16 to 18 year old’s require a guardians permission. Rubber boots required, hip waders preferred. Workers will be provided food at Peguis Multiplex. Employment Call Out for

  • Drivers (with Trucks with lifts or clearance to make it into flooded driveways, Side x Sides, UTV’s or Boats)
  • Highway Workers – Traffic Control, Flag Persons, Road Cleaners
  • General Laborers can go to Peguis Recreation to apply or call (204) 645-5671.
  • Garbage Pick up

EVACUATION:

  • Total Evacuees: Over 1,870 members evacuated
  • Mandatory Evacuation of all residents of Peguis 1B. ALL EVACUEES MUST BE REGISTERED with Peguis Emergency Operations Centre (Peguis Multiplex). Response teams will assist evacuating members with mobility or access issues.
  • Notice to members who choose NOT to evacuate: Please contact the Peguis Emergency Operations Centre at (204) 645-2869 to identify who is staying in the household so we are aware and can provide support.
  • Evacuees in hotels must still monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, test if symptomatic and if positive inform your hotel liaison. The liaison will contact the Peguis Nurse who will call the individual and go over any questions they may have including treatment options and alternate accommodations if needed. Home Test Kits, hand sanitizers and face masks are available by requesting from your hotel liaison.
  • Peguis Senior Centre Residents located at 225 Masters Ave., West St. Paul. Families welcome for outdoor visits. Resident phone number (204) 979-5771 to visit or talk with residents.
  • Beware of Scams for Evacuees. Please be cautious and aware of scams that are aimed at our members who were evacuated, we DO NOT e-transfer or send money electronically to evacuees.
  • Evacuation Hotel Numbers: (Winnipeg) Buffy Handel (204) 293-0594; (Selkirk/Gimli/Medical) Garrett Williams (204) 308-0421; Selkirk Community Services (204) 482-9813.

Households are recommended to secure emergency food/water to cover 72 HOURS in the event there is a power outage. It is a good idea to have a portable generator to power up lights, fuel, charge up phones, fridge, freezers, sump-pumps, etc. Stock up on batteries, flashlights and candles. Members are asked to fill their tubs (for using toilets by keeping water closets full) and any clean receptacles with drinking water for use during a power outage.

Manitoba flood predictions identified a major risk of flooding at Peguis and Fisher River watershed. Manitoba’s news updates about the “Red River” water levels do not affect our community.

Local Emergency Numbers
Peguis Emergency Operations Centre: (204) 645-2869
24-Hour Housing Emergency: (204) 308-1324
Peguis Firehall: (204) 645-2000 (Medical Emergencies only)









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