Heavy rainfall began causing major flooding in the Red River Valley in Manitoba on Thursday, May 12, and continued into the weekend.
On May 11, NASA’s Earth Observatory said the Red River Valley, which runs through Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota, was experienced its worst flooding in a decade following “an extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice” that was causing the Red River of the North and its tributaries to swell.
This footage taken Harley Siemens on Friday shows waters submerging roads and agricultural land in the community of Rosenort, just west of the Red River in south-central Manitoba..
Siemens posted the video on Twitter where he said it was “the worst day yet of #flood22”, with high wind gusts creating “massive waves” and the water rising “almost 1 foot”.
Canada’s Hydrologic Forecast Center issued a flood warning for southeastern Manitoba and said the region could receive up to two inches of rain by Saturday, May 14, with higher amounts possible in the western and southeast regions. Credit: Harley Siemens via Storyful