Volunteers needed to build sandbag dikes
Hundred of volunteers will be needed on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, to build a sandbag dike on Scotia Street. There’s a chance the water could get high enough to overflow the permanent clay dike just completed last fall, so this effort will be vital to protect many homes. Come on out to help your neighbours!
Volunteers are asked to call 311 to indicate their availability and receive further instructions on how to help.
The City is asking volunteers to call 311 before proceeding to any private properties where sandbagging activities may be taking place. By calling 311 first, volunteers will help ensure they are properly prepared and sent to high priority locations.
Out of town residents wishing to assist with dike-building in Winnipeg can call 1-877-311-4974, toll free.