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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

August 2, 2022

PROVINCE ISSUES HIGH WIND EFFECT FOR LAKE WINNIPEG AND SOUTH SHORES OF LAKE MANITOBA



Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is advising high winds along the south basin of Lake Manitoba and western shorelines near Gimli and Victoria Beach on the east side of Lake Winnipeg will be developing tomorrow morning and lasting until early afternoon.

Northwest wind gusts up to 85 km/h and wave action could raise levels by as much as five feet or more.

Residents and property owners are advised to remain vigilant and take any necessary precautions. A map of the Manitoba Lake Wind Effect Forecast showing the affected areas is available at https://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/floodinfo/floodoutlook/forecast_centre/lakes/wind_alert/2022/manitoba_lakes_Aug_03_2022_WindAlertMap_12H.pdf.

Several communities throughout the province continue to be impacted by high water levels. Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) continues to work with all local authorities and emergency management partners to provide guidance and support for response and recovery activities. Additionally, Manitoba EMO continues to work with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) in supporting ISC-led response measures with First Nation communities.

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