“The worst day yet”: floods engulf farms and roads in southern Manitoba

Heavy rains began causing severe flooding in Manitoba’s Red River Valley on Thursday, May 12, and continued over the weekend. On May 11, NASA’s Earth Observatory said that the Red River Valley, which flows through Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota, suffered the worst flooding in a decade following “an extreme spring blizzard,” multiple storms and the melting of winter ice “that was causing the Red River of the North and its tolls to swell. This footage, shot on Friday by Harley Siemens, shows the waters submerging roads and farmland in the community of Rosenort, just west of the Red River in south-central Manitoba. Siemens posted the video on Twitter in which it claimed it was “the worst day ever # flood22”, with strong gusts of wind creating “massive waves” and water rising “nearly 1 foot”. Canada’s Hydrologic Forecast Center has issued a flood warning for southeastern Manitoba and said the region could receive up to two inches of rain by Saturday May 14, with larger amounts possible in the western and southeastern regions. Credit: Harley Siemens via Storyful