Sunday November 23, 2014

Melville seeks sandbagging volunteers


The City of Melville has put the call out to anyone who is available to volunteer with filling sand bags if they are needed. If you are able to do this please call the City of Melville's office to be added to the volunteer list.

In cities like Melville and Yorkton and in towns like Moosomin and Redvers, residents have been scrambling to keep water out of their basements, pumping and sandbagging throughout the night.

Melville had called a state of emergency on Sunday. There’s less rain today, but the situation in flood-wracked southeastern Saskatchewan continue to be dire, with another 20 communities declaring a state of emergencies after the weekend.

In Regina, where about 91 millimetres of rain fell on the weekend, there were numerous accounts on social media about residents struggling to keep up with the water leaking into their basements. Regina is not among the communities that has declared a state of emergency.

The village of Gainsborough had all its residents evacuated during the weekend.

Rain continued in many communities Monday, but most people can expect to see it taper off in the next few days, according to Environment Canada.


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