It will be some time before the damage is known from the massive amounts of rain that’s fallen in Saskatchewan this week, as the rain needs to end before any assessment can be made.
“Once the rain ends it is the beginning of the clean up and recovery which can be a very long process depending on the types of damages that have occurred,” explained Mieka Cleary, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Management and Planning.
“Affected communities will go out and do a full assessment around, you know, roadways, bridges, river systems and that sort of thing.”
The massive amounts of rain have left homes and basements flooded.
Clearly confirms one family in Estevan is being helped and relocated by the Ministry of Social Services as a result of damage from flooding in their home.
As well, 36 residents at the long term care home in Arborfield were temporarily moved as water began to encroach on the building.
A handful of highways have been impacted and the Ministry of Highways advises drivers to check the Highway Hotline before leaving on a journey.
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is also warning of some minor out-of-bank flows along some rivers and lakes.