Manitoba Approves Extra $100M to Cover Flood Costs

St. Francois Xavier
A flooded road in St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba in July 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Finance has issued a special warrant to allow extra spending to help the province recover from flooding this summer.

The warrant provides an additional $100 million for immediate emergency expenditure requirements, the province says.

Costs for infrastructure repairs are still being assessed and, to date, are being managed within existing authority.

Heavy rain in July contributed to wide-spread flooding and resulted in more than $200 million in damage.

— Staff


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