July 5, 2014 9:04 pm

RM of Cartier calls for volunteers in flood flight

Sandbags at a home in the RM of Cartier, Manitoba during flooding on the Assiniboine River on July 5, 2014

Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

WINNIPEG – Another community is asking for help building up its defences against flooding on the Assiniboine River.

The Rural Municipality of Cartier, west of Winnipeg, issued a plea for volunteers Saturday evening. The extra hands are needed Sunday to fill sandbags and build dikes.

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“Water levels are expected to 2011-plus-one-foot levels. Homeowners are protecting their properties with sandbag dikes,” the RM said in a media release. “Volunteers are also advised to bring sun and insect protection as well as water and food for personal use. Use caution when driving and parking in the area.”

Volunteers will be staging at Nicola Place.

Directions:

Travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway. Drive past the White Horse turnoff to St. Francois Xavier and continue west over the bridge crossing the Assiniboine River. Shortly after turn north (right) onto Road 424. At the stop sign, turn west (left). Drive past Ferry Road and continue to Cottonwood Estates (Nicola Place).

Please call 204-353-4005 if you require further information.

The nearby community of St. Francois Xavier is also calling for volunteers.

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