People in the village of Borden have put down thousands of sandbags in the ongoing fight against rising floodwaters.

Mayor David Buckingham said the village has control of the flooding for now, but the community is in a state of emergency.

Residents who were evacuated from their homes on Monday have not been allowed to return.

The community got a lot of help Thursday from volunteers from Radisson, a nearby town battling flood problems of their own.

Over the past week, people in Borden have put down nearly 40,000 sandbags. Some students were given the day off school to help.

Buckingham said the village received two large pumps Thursday, which have decreased the water level by about 18 centimetres.

However, Buckingham said warmer weather could lead to further flooding by the weekend.