Flooding News

Ice damage to a bridge in the R.M. of Torch River led to its closure one week before a local state of emergency was declared.

Torch River declares local emergency due to road failures

By paNOW staff April 10, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

The R.M. of Torch River has declared a state of local emergency due to infrastructure failures.

The emergency was declared due to an influx of road failures which led to...

 The bridge north of Highway 35 in the RM of Torch River was damaged by ice floes on April 4, 2017.

Ice jam damages bridge in RM of Torch River

By Taylor Macpherson April 5, 2017 - 4:38pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 4:45pm

Spring ice floes have shut down and damaged a bridge in the RM of Torch River.

Administrator Nathalie Hipkins told paNOW the bridge on Range Road 2150, just North of...

Detorating road conditions caused by flooding led to the James Smith Cree Nation declaring a state of emergency on April 4, 2017.

People on Sask. First Nation moved to hotels over flood concerns

By The Canadian Press April 5, 2017 - 7:43am Updated: April 5, 2017 - 9:48am

About 100 people from the James Smith Cree Nation will be relocated to hotels in nearby Melfort, Sask., as a precaution over flood risks in the area.

A state of...

The resort town of Manitou Beach, Sask. is receiving funds to raise berms along Little Manitou Lake.

Province provides cash to keep Manitou Beach dry

By 650 CKOM September 8, 2016 - 4:07pm Updated: September 8, 2016 - 4:15pm

As water continues to rise in Manitou Beach, Sask. the province is looking to raise barriers to keep it at bay.

The Saskatchewan government says they're spending $3.9...

Flooding in Arborfield, sk

$5 from Rider tickets going to Red Cross

By Lisa Schick July 18, 2016 - 4:12pm Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:12pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are trying to do a little good with their game on Friday.

Several places in the province have been hit by flooding in the past couple of...

An Arborfield couple had to change their wedding venue last-minute after flood waters swept through the area.

Severe flooding won't stop Arborfield couple from tying the knot

By 650 CKOM July 16, 2016 - 9:42am Updated: July 16, 2016 - 10:00am

It's going to take more than a flood to keep one Arborfield couple from getting married Saturday.

Jared Ralph and Danika Haugen have been preparing the front yard of...

Flooded streets in Arborfield, Saskatchewan, July 2016.

Province sets up claims centres as flooded communities clean up

By Lisa Schick July 14, 2016 - 1:33pm Updated: July 14, 2016 - 1:33pm

The worst seems to be behind us when it comes to flooding and now the hardest hit areas in Saskatchewan have started the long process of recovery.

Individual areas are...

Workers on the ground estimated more than 8,000 sandbags had been laid within 24 hours of Arborfield declaring a state of emergency July 12, 2016.

Saskatchewan residents receiving help to deal with flooding

By Sarah Mills July 13, 2016 - 2:34pm Updated: July 14, 2016 - 10:17am

The flooding situation in Saskatchewan is improving now that the rain has stopped.

Estevan lifted its local state of emergency Wednesday afternoon, and Arborfield...

People in Arborfield, Sask. help sandbag after flash flooding prompted an evacuation on July 12, 2016.

'Never seen water like that:' Arborfield digs in to face flood

By Spencer Sterritt, paNOW staff July 13, 2016 - 7:27am Updated: July 13, 2016 - 7:30am

Emergency workers and dedicated residents are working around the clock to keep Arborfield from washing away.

Much of the town has been turned into a lake, with washed-...

Ankle-deep water in Wade Bye's basement in Estevan.

Estevan residents work to dry out flooded basements

By Sarah Mills July 12, 2016 - 7:59am Updated: July 12, 2016 - 8:01am

People in Estevan continue to dry out after torrential rain caused flash flooding on Sunday afternoon.

Wade Bye had all but given up by Monday afternoon and was in bare...

Jeff Jorgensen,  director of transportation and utilities with the City of Saskatoon speaks at a July 11, 2016 press conference warning residents to prepare for expected heavy rains.

City, province urge people to prepare for heavy rains

By Bryn Levy July 11, 2016 - 3:00pm Updated: July 11, 2016 - 3:15pm

The Government of Saskatchewan is asking First Nations and rural communties to get ready for potential flooding.   Emergency management commissioner Duane Mackay said the...

Flooded streets in Estevan Sunday night.

Estevan cleaning up after flash flooding Sunday

By 980 CJME July 11, 2016 - 6:29am Updated: July 12, 2016 - 7:40am

The City of Estevan is under a state of emergency after heavy rain caused flash flooding backing up storm sewers on streets and filling basements Sunday.

At least 125...