People in Estevan are learning more about plans to deal with potential flooding in the area.

An open house Wednesday provided people in the community with the latest information, including details of outflows from reservoirs in the area.

In recent years, people downstream of the reservoirs have been hit hard by flooding.

The Estevan open-house, at the Super 8 motel, was set to run until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Another open house is planned, Monday, for members of the Red Earth First Nation in east-central Saskatchewan.

Hundreds of band members were forced out of that community in recent years because of flooding.

The open houses, in Estevan and on the reserve, will include information about spring runoff and preparations in case of flooding.

The government said Wednesday that it has already deployed a cache of emergency equipment to the south of the province, strategically located near areas likely to be affected by flooding.

The province's disaster assistance program is also being made ready, with additional hiring taking place to ensure they have enough staff.