NEWS

Manitoba Flooding Hits Town Twice

06/26/2013 04:15 EDT | Updated 08/26/2013 05:12 EDT
RESTON, Man. - Flood waters and rain are battering the Manitoba town of Reston for the second time in less than a week.

The town in the province's southwest near the Saskatchewan boundary experienced flash-flooding on the weekend and was flooded again Tuesday night when a storm ripped through the area.

Resident Sheila Campbell says people were just cleaning up their flooded basements when they were hit again.

She says homeowners had piled up their soggy belongings on the curb after the first deluge and then rising water carried everything away when the second rainstorm hit.

Campbell says she's never seen anything like it in the 35 years she has lived in Reston.

The Regional Municipality of Pipestone has declared a state of emergency and about a dozen roads are closed due to water levels.

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