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Morris on the news for flooding?


Pretty awful situation Carl.

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Thankfully it looks like this will be the 3rd worst on record and we are pretty much prepared for the worst on record. Lots of inconvenience, extra miles to go somewhere, mess etc. Part of life here!

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Is the news saying anything now or have they moved on to the "new thing"?


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Damn, Carl.  That level of flooding is almost unimaginable to me.  I mean, there are parts of NS that flood every now and then, some pretty bad, but nothing to the scale that you're experiencing!

Todd:  Looks like the MSM is still covering it... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ritchot-mayor-flooding-manitoba-1.6446479



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We still see the CTV, CBC and Global vehicles in town almost daily.

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wow we all know who the boss is must be stressful for many saw the news looks like town is surrounded alot of water

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This video of our area was made by a man who was a customer of mine (when I was still working)

You'll have to click on "Watch on Youtube"

 



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wow amazing video huge event for sure thanks for sharing that carl

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What a spectacular video. The new GoPro type videos and the internet have given us quite a perspective on so many events in the world, things we never could see. Hard to believe that is not a big lake, its flat farmland.

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Wow! What would the average depth of the water be during the peak Carl?


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Out in the fields closest to the Red River I'd be guessing at 2'-3' maybe? Once you get out to the fringe there can be only a foot or so. It always looks so bad from the air because everything looks like a lake when in reality some of the areas have only a few inches on them.

In 1997 the provincial road past our farm had exactly 5' of water on it at the crest. This year it will currently have about 2.5' on it there.

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4SPEED427 wrote:

My sister-in-law from Alberta just called. They had been watching the news last night. They are worried because Morris made the news due to a potential flood. In case anyone saw that and was wondering, no worries. We may have some minor inconvenience from some high water but nothing to worry about. The problem is the media loves to grab a hold of the flood stories for our area and blow them out of proportion. At worst we might get a tiny bit of water on the highway from Winnipeg to the border. If you see a news story that makes it look awful here, just check with me if you want the real facts!


 To quote mark Twain:...."if you don't read the newspaper you will be uninformed and if you do read it, you will be misinformed."

Still hold true regardless of source.........no



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We've proven over and over that certainly holds true during flood times here.

It did turn out worse than anyone thought or projected but nobody would have guessed we'd have Colorado lows come through here one after another after another for weeks on end. We got endless moisture, and it looks like it's not over yet, more rain next week they say.

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This is the highway I've been taking when I drive my wife to work. Todd, you may or may not remember but this is exactly the stretch where I opened up the Trans Am for a stretch when you were here!

Looks like this highway will need some cleanup before it re-opens!

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Wow, that's crazy Carl!! Lots of water. I guess that's what we get for living in the bottom of a lake

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I remember that highway Carl. Even with the floods I'm kind of missing Manitoba. Wouldn't mind visiting again some day.

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 I'm kind of missing Manitoba. Wouldn't mind visiting again some day.


 Keep that thought, we need to work on that!



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Morris main street (Manitoba Highway #75) is a bit over a mile long. I just walked it end to end. Normally on a Sunday night it would be full of travelers, heading home to the US after coming to Manitoba on the weekend, Canadians returning from a weekend in the US (lots less of it since Covid of course) and semis going both ways. The only highway in Manitoba that has more traffic is the Trans Canada. 

The view tonight looking south to the US, 1/2 hour drive-

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The view tonight looking north, it's a 1/2 hour to Winnipeg-

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The speedbump at the north end just before the bridge-

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The bridge on the other side of the speedbump is currently under the Morris river, not over it-

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And the community ever changing sign board on the highway that has community events, local business advertising etc with a bit of an ironic message-

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