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Fisher River Flood Watch Update #4 – May 3, 2022

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Fisher River Cree Nation Chief & Council issued a state of emergency on April 29, 2022, regarding the high risk of flooding of the Fisher River due to the recent weather events.

CURRENT SITUATION:

It has come to our attention that there are residents who have left the community prior to the extreme flooding are unable to return. Traveling back to the community at this time is NOT recommended, as the state of the highways from the City of Winnipeg are unpredictable and flooding is taking place all over the Interlake. Residents from the community that cannot travel home are to contact the Fisher River Flood Command Centre for further information – 431.256.0041 or 431.256.1024. Reminder that this is for members who left the community prior to the extreme flooding.

Fisher River Grocery received their shipment of groceries today, along with mail services resuming. Pharmacy services will be available throughout the week.

The crest of the Fisher River is flowing through Peguis; with it reportedly being near the Peguis Multiplex and Harold Sutherland’s earlier this afternoon. The crest will be flowing through within the next 24 hours and will create an influx of high water for a short period of time. To combat this, tiger dams are currently being reinforced. Once the crest passes through, we should begin to see the water receding in our area. UPDATE: The crest is now by the Sutherlands Bridge on highway 224 – The highway maybe temporarily closed while the crest flows through as vehicles are beginning to stall who try travel through it.

Any members who are experiencing flooding of basements are to contact the Fisher River Flood Command Centre or the Housing On-Call number for further instructions – 431.256.0554

Members who feel there at risk of flooding are to contact the Fisher River Fire Department – 431.256.0077

A Boil Water Advisory has been called in effect for homes where wells and water tanks are in flooded areas as a precaution. Individuals are still able to wash dishes, do laundry, shower and washing of hands. Digesting without boiling the water is not recommended.

The section on highway 224 near Alison Murdock’s will remain closed at this time and we ask community members not to remove the barricades. Manitoba Highways may issue fines to individuals who carry out those actions.

Support from Indigenous Services Canada continue, and we remain in hourly contact with officials from Peguis First Nation, Manitoba Water Stewardship and Manitoba Highways.

We will continue to update the community as needed.

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS:

Fisher River Flood Command Centre – 431.256.0041 or 431.256.1024

Fisher River Fire Department (Tiger Damns and flooding situations) – 431.256.0077

Housing Department On-Call (Sump pump issues, basement flooding, water, and other housing issues) – 431.256.0554

Health Services On-Call – 431.256.0395

Fisher River Safety Officer – 204.308.0553

Ambulance – 204.645.2000

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT CONTACT NUMBERS:

Rainbow House Wellness Centre After Hours – 431.256.0359

Rob Desrochers – 204.250.6817

Heather Kerr-Vermeulen – 204.890.9849

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