Saskatchewan flooding: Moosomin hit again by flooded streets, basements
120 mm of rain falls on town still struggling with last month's flood
Torrential rain has fallen on Moosomin, Sask., for the second time this summer — and once again the sewer system has been overwhelmed and families have had to run for cover.
Environment Canada said 50 millimetres of rain fell on the area in less than 20 minutes Thursday afternoon. But people in the town of 2,400 say more than 120 mm may have come down over the course of the day.
The area is still reeling from the 100 to 200 mm that fell late last month.
Lyndon Jacobs, assistant co-ordinator with the town's emergency measures organization, says some people who had just finished cleaning up their flood-battered homes are dealing with another 140 centimetres of water in their basements.
Businesses along Main Street were also dealing with water pouring in, he said.
The Red Cross is trying to find places for displaced families.
The Canalta Hotel was told 12 to 15 families would need a place to stay, according to Marcus Knuttila, who works at the hotel.
"Pretty much anybody that had flooded basements two weeks ago when that storm happened would definitely have had it again," he said.
Moosomin, which is the southeast corner of the province about 20 kilometres west of the border with Manitoba, was one of the hardest-hit communities during the flooding that happened in late June.