Information for producers regarding the recent adverse weather

Posted July 2, 2020

The recent heavy rains are creating significant challenges in certain parts of the province, resulting in overland flooding, extensive road and property damage, crop damage, and the threat of infrastructure failure.

Preparing a Beef Farm for Flood Conditions

Which Level of Government to Contact (re: an emergency like a flood)

Preparing for Flood Conditions in Rural Manitoba


Important information to know

  • If a producer requires assistance to deal with the effects of a flood, the producer is to make contact with their municipal emergency officials in this regard. The province has not been involved in relocating livestock since the 2011 flood.
  • Information on daily flood conditions, i.e. river and lake levels, etc. can be found at the Manitoba Infrastructure Hydrologic Forecast Centre website:
  • It is not known if the provincial government will be making Disaster Financial Assistance available to those affected by the adverse conditions. Regardless, producers and others should be keeping track of costs/damages, including keeping receipts and taking photos in the event there is a program which may cover some of the uninsurable costs they are incurring. This is the link to the Disaster Financial Assistance website:
  • For highway/road conditions go online to the following site and they also have a mobile site:


Key phone numbers

Disaster Financial Assistance – EMO
1-888-267-8298 (toll free)

Flood Information Line
1-855-415-4530 (toll free)

Hydro Emergency Contact
1-888-624-9376 (toll-free)

Emergency Measures Organization – EMO
1-888-267-8298 (toll free)

Manitoba Government Inquiry
1-866-626-4862 (toll free)


Managing Stress

Resources include:

  • the Manitoba Farm and Rural Support Services 1-866-367-3276 (1-866-FOR-FARM) (toll-free);
  • Klinic Community Health Centre 24-hour crisis line 204-786-8686 in Winnipeg or 1-888-322-3019 (toll-free); and
  • Health Links-Info Santé which can help find resources through local regional health authorities or community mental-health services offices at 204-788-8200 in Winnipeg or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free).