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Winnipeg prepares for flooding

Published 03/17/2009

The Red River is still frozen, but the city is already preparing to sandbag 300 homes along low-lying areas at risk from floodwater that will flow north from the United States. Winnipeg civic officials were also advising Tuesday that everyone else should make sure their sewer backwater valves are working and that sump pumps are hooked up to avoid basement flooding.

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