Manitoba Thanks Military for Help During Flood Fight

Premier Greg Selinger thanked members of the Canadian Armed Forces on Friday after they worked tirelessly to product Manitoba from the flood threat over the last week.

At its peak, 500 military members were deployed to assist with sandbagging and other flood-fighting efforts.

“While we are not yet out of the woods, the immediate threat has passed and the military are able to begin their withdrawal,” Selinger said. “On behalf of all Manitobans, I thank members of the military, as well as provincial employees and volunteers, for responding with heroic efforts.”

A mobile recovery office is now moving around southwest Manitoba and staff members are on hand to answer questions as well as take applications for disaster financial assistance.

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