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Man. farmers watch floodwaters approach


May 16, 2011
By The Canadian Press

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May 16, 2011, Hoop and
Holler Bend, Man. – Residents near Portage La Prairie, Man., watched as the
water came – a small blue ribbon on the horizon at first, slowly oozing across
the flat Prairie landscape, creeping toward their homes and farmland.

May 16, 2011, Hoop and
Holler Bend, Man. – Residents near Portage La Prairie, Man., watched as the
water came – a small blue ribbon on the horizon at first, slowly oozing across
the flat Prairie landscape, creeping toward their homes and farmland.

From the edge of Shea
Doherty’s family farm, a wide line of water was visible in the distance. The
water was likely to be lapping at the edges of his property by early May 16, he
said, but no one had given him an official estimate.

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