August 23, 2014 3:34 pm

Intense wind, rain, to hit parts of Manitoba

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DELTA BEACH  – Winds up to 65 kilometers per hour could hit the south basin of Lake Manitoba tomorrow morning.

North winds are forecast to increase throughout this afternoon and into Sunday morning.

The province says sustained winds of 60 km/h can create meter high waves.

Residents at Delta Beach say that’s enough to send them crashing up to their doors.

But the addition of ‘geo-tubes’ to lake-front property has helped keep many residents dry.

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“It’s a relief to have this kind of protection from the lake because when the lake gets high and the wind gets high it’s really eroding on the shore line,” said cottage owner Daryl Check.

Clara Ramsey, another cabin owner says if the tubes weren’t there, they would likely be flooded.

“I wouldn’t have come down likely because it would have been too scary because the road would have been flooded again,” said Ramsey.

The geo tubes are just a start though according to residents. “Hopefully they’ll get the lake level down is what we need to see happen because we don’t have any beach at all,” said Ramsey.

Meanwhile, more rain is in the forecast for much of southern Manitoba.  A low pressure system tracking north from the United States could bring as much as 75 mm to some parts of the province.

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