NASA will release satellite images of the Manitoba flood.State brace for more rain

The devastating floods that have evacuated thousands of people in southern Manitoba have literally reached levels outside the world.

The satellite image of the Red River Valley flood was a Thursday day image by the NASA Earth Observatory.

Two false-colored images taken on Tuesday and Wednesday show flooded valleys on either side of the Canadian-US border.

The images were taken with sensors used to track Earth and climate measurements from two NASA satellites called Terra and Aqua. They orbit all day long, passing the equator from north to south and from south to north.

The image on Tuesday shows a dark mass of flooded areas around the Red River from south of Winnipeg to Grand Forks, North Dakota.

According to NASA Earth Observatory, images are created using different settings within the sensor to better distinguish between river water and embankments.

Heavy snowfall and spring storms have flooded many parts of Manitoba, including the Red River Valley.

The state said in its latest flood bulletin that flood warnings have been issued in most areas of the Red River, north of Emerson, near the border.

Doyle Piwniuk, Manitoba’s Minister of Emergency Response, said water levels in some areas along the Red River have already peaked.

“The Red River peak is declining at Emerson, peaking at San Jean Baptists and approaching the peak at Morris,” Piuniuk said Thursday.

Although the state has issued land flood warnings in parts of southwestern Manitoba and in the southeastern corner of the state, land flood monitoring throughout southern Manitoba remains valid.

The new cyclone weather system is expected to rain 20-40 millimeters from Thursday, which can exceed 50 millimeters in some areas.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued special weather statements to several communities in southern Manitoba.

Heavy and thunderstorms are expected in the Winnipeg region and the western part of the state near Brandon.

Alisa Pederson, a meteorologist at the Japan Meteorological Agency, said:

“A severe storm or thunderstorm that can drop 50 millimeters in a few hours, even in mid-July, can cause localized floods, so good situations where there are already a lot of flood and land concerns. Will not be. “

Pederson added that the combination of heavy rains and strong winds means there are further washout concerns in some areas.

The state also states that the eastern shores of Lake Manitoba are at high risk of ice deposits, including areas along Twin Lakes and Lundar Beach. Strong winds can also raise water levels in flooded areas of the Red River Valley by up to about 30 centimeters.

Some parts of Manitoba have recently been hit by heavy snow and heavy rain. Most basins in southern Manitoba received 20-40 millimeters of rain earlier this week.

According to Pederson, these amounts are normal during this time, but not at the same frequency.

“Usually you don’t get so many consecutive events. Usually there are one or two. This is the 4th or 5th week here, and another system is migrating. “

There are 28 municipalities that have declared a state of emergency and four indigenous communities, with 2,500 leaving home.

According to Piwniuk, three municipalities have requested resources to support floods prior to expected rainfall.

Brittany Hobson

Canadian press