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Updated: Mon Jun 30     9:51 AM CDT

   
 

Rainstorms pound province, Strong winds knock out power

June 30, 2014 - Winnipeg Free Press

Mother Nature's climatic vendetta against Manitoba was on full display this weekend.
After enduring the worst winter since 1898 and then waiting until well into May for spring, Manitobans are mopping up today from an all-weekend deluge that flooded basements, streets, highways and farmers' fields.

 

Communities declare states of emergency

June 30, 2014 - Winnipeg Free Press

BRANDON - Western Manitoba was not spared from the weekend deluge, with the City of Brandon declaring a state of emergency Sunday and the town of Cromer being partially evacuated. Brandon city crews responded to numerous instances of overland flooding, drainage issues and downed tree debris caused by high rainfall and high winds over the weekend.

 
 

Getting drenched in the rain part of Countryfest experience

June 28, 2014 - Winnipeg Free Press

DAUPHIN — A little rain — OK, a lot of rain — isn’t enough to dampen the spirits of 14,000 country music fans at the 25th annual Dauphin’s Countryfest. On Saturday afternoon, rain was steadily falling, soaking the already soggy site. Friday night brought with it severe thunderstorm watches and unrelenting rain.

 

Rob Lowe and his family rescued from French floods

June 26, 2014 - BANG Showbiz

According to local residents, as much rain fell in four hours that usually falls in four months, causing mudslides, road washouts and power disruption, but thankfully emergency services were on hand to help those stranded and Lowe and his family paid tribute to their rescuers.