WINNIPEG -- Widespread overland flooding has prompted the R.M. of La Broquerie to declare a local state of emergency.

Louis Tétrault, the emergency coordinator for the municipality, said a large amount of rain has fallen in over the past several days, leading to flooding and washed out roads.

He said while the water began to recede Thursday morning, there is concern about more rain in the forecast.

“We’re hoping for not much rain in the coming days,” he said. “But we have to be aware.”

Tétrault said a large portion of the community of Zhoda is “pretty much under water”.

No homes have been evacuated, but Tétrault said it remains a possibility.

“We are evaluating as it goes,” he said.

Barriers have been placed in more than 25 areas along municipal roads to prevent washouts.

Three other roads have been closed:

  • Marchand Road 30 N at Seine River west of Wells Road 46 E.
  • Wells Road 46 E is closed from Moose Meadow Road 24 N to Marynowski Road 21 N.
  • Brenden Street in Zhoda has been closed with local access to homes retained

Tétrault said the fire department made about a 1,000 sandbags to protect homes in Zhoda.

On Friday, he said about a handful of homes were being threatened by water.

He said there have been a couple of events related to high water in the past 100 years, but called the latest flooding unique.

Tetrault said he hopes the rain forecasted Friday night and Saturday is more like a drizzle and comes down over an extended period of time.

-With files from CTV`s Beth Macdonell