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Flooding damages homes on Peguis First Nation

April 28, 2014, Peguis, Man. - Dozens of homes in a Manitoba community have been damaged by flooding or have cut off from dry land due to rising water.

April 28, 2014
By The Canadian Press

The province says in its latest flood bulletin on Saturday that 34 people had been moved from their homes on the Peguis First Nation, and that more people may need to be moved.

The Manitoba government says it has sent 100 Tiger Tube dams, which can be filled with water and used as barriers, to the community along the Fisher River in the Interlake region.

The evacuations are being co-ordinated by the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters.

The province says the water appears to have crested.

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Flood forecasters, meanwhile, are also advising people who live along a section of the Birdtail Creek in western Manitoba to leave their homes in case a former railway embankment that's blocking water fails.

The province says the water has built up due to an ice jam that's blocking a culvert.