Monday, June 27, 2011

Ruby Tuesday Brandon Flooding

these ruby tuesday shoes would surely have no place to dance in brandon, manitoba!

for sure and the assiniboine river has different ideas as she has overflowed her water and created a flood in brandon, manitoba.

the golf course was more than soaked and although the breeze was warm, there was just no way for anyone to score a hole in one!

our prime minister braved the rain and came to see what the problem was and judging by his smiles, he didn't seem to be too worried..after all, he would be flying back to ottawa to win the election....ottawa is a lot warmer and there are no floods!

even though the road says "closed", people still had to be stopped from trying to drive into the water!

this is the turtle crossing camp ground that bernie and i and the little red car camp every year when we visit my beloved manitoba...this year the camp will not be open..there will be not 2011 season.

nope, the entrance doors will be securely closed!

this is the field that we would quite often see deer as we drove the road to the camp site..i wonder what the deer will do about all of this water! they are used to grazing in the fields that are flooded with yellow flowers[canola], not fields that are flooded with water!

these guys are piping the water where?..i wonder.

time for a break?, sorry fellows, the kitchen is closed..soaking!..keep on working!!

many willing people are lending their hands to place the sand bags along the river bank..

and even the armed forces from shilo air force base camp are aiding...

and brandon's own city workers are putting in a regular[?] working day?..NOT..these fellows are usually tearing up the streets and making new roads!..AND causing all kinds of traffic jams!

these streets lead in and out of the city and are usually packed but i don't think they could get to the city even if they wanted to because many of the stores are closed and flooded.

those white sand bags look like snow and blocks of ice, eh?

it does look like they have done the trick though, holding back the water and soon the roads were clear enough for the cars to go through.. and where, pray tell are they all on their way to?

to the mall of course where walmart is!

it sure isn't the fault of canada post that this fellow is missing mail delivery!

for sure unstable AND uncontained!

this poor road still needs some help and i am just wondering if the guy lives on this road that is..

trying to sell his house, boat included no less...seems like a good deal to me!..after all it comes included with a built in swimming pool that can be converted to a built in skating rink in the winter!!

happy ruby tuesday everybody and god bless terry


Amrita said...

Oh dear this looks pretty submerged.

Many parts of my country are also duluged in the monsoon rains. Parts of my city are also water logged. People lifving in the shanty towns suffer the most.

Was this flooding caused by rains?

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
What an overwhelming , but lively report.
Have you been out there in that flooded land to take pictures yourself???
Some harsh times to the people living on the flat lands. The worst is that private insurance often will not cover the losses for ordinary people.
I feel sorry for those who had put up their home for sale.
In my experience the little people will suffer the most. WallMart will always survive.

Becky said...


Jada's Gigi said...

Oh my! This looks awful! With all our flooding and fires in the lower 48 I had no idea Canada had any flooding at all!

Amrita said...

Happy Canada Day, Terry and Bernie

Felisol said...

Happy Canada Day, dear Terry, Bernie, Mom & Dad Golden from old Norway/ Felisol

Jim said...

Hi Terry ~~ This is terrible. Our Missouri River is doing its thing too this year. A lot of our water is coming from Canada snow!

I will send you a picture of showing the problems the deer are in having places to go. They are all bunched up on the porch steps of a temporarly abbandoned home. They can't get up onto the porch because it is full of 'stuff' the farmer put there.