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Three hundred Alberta-based troops will be deployed into Manitoba's flood zone, joining 700 from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario who are already battling floodwaters in the province. ...
"We have two major conflicts underway and now two major floods happening here in Canada," said MacKay.
Ashton described the Assiniboine River flood of 2011 as a once-in-300-year event.
Farmers fear their livelihoods could be lost if the province deliberately breaches dikes meant to contain floodwaters in order to minimize damage to an even larger area should dikes fail.
"Let's just say we feel we've been blindsided and that there's a little bit of … a lot of sacrificing taking place right here."
The release of water is necessary to prevent potentially more catastrophic uncontrolled flooding over a wider 500 square kilometre area and 850 properties should dikes fail, Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton said
With the area being so wet, we can expect grain prices to go up as they may be able to plant 3% of their typical 40% of national totals.
Ohhh man,, and all that water is bound to make the northern US flooding worsen ?