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  • May 7, 2012

    2011 Flood Fight in Brandon

    Images from the front lines of the 2011 flood fight in Brandon, Manitoba.

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Young women from Deerboine Hutterite Colony laugh as they help build a sandbag dike around a home on the south side of Grand Valley Road in the RM of Whitehead on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers came and went throughout the day to help protect the homes from the rising Assiniboine River. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Young women from Deerboine Hutterite Colony laugh as they help build a sandbag dike around a home on the south side of Grand Valley Road in the RM of Whitehead on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers came and went throughout the day to help protect the homes from the rising Assiniboine River. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Tommy Hofer of Deerboine Hutterite Colony throws a sandbag onto a loader while helping in the flood fight at a group of homes on the south side of Grand Valley Road in the RM of Whitehead on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers came and went throughout the day to help protect the homes from the rising Assiniboine River. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Tommy Hofer of Deerboine Hutterite Colony throws a sandbag onto a loader while helping in the flood fight at a group of homes on the south side of Grand Valley Road in the RM of Whitehead on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers came and went throughout the day to help protect the homes from the rising Assiniboine River. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteers are silhouetted as they load sandbags onto a trailer while building a sandbag dike around a home on the south side of Grand Valley Road in the RM of Whitehead on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers came and went throughout the day to help protect the homes from the rising Assiniboine River. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Volunteers are silhouetted as they load sandbags onto a trailer while building a sandbag dike around a home on the south side of Grand Valley Road in the RM of Whitehead on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers came and went throughout the day to help protect the homes from the rising Assiniboine River. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Jessica Slimmon tosses a sandbag while volunteering at the home of Dave Barnes at the end of Rosser Ave. East on Saturday. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Jessica Slimmon tosses a sandbag while volunteering at the home of Dave Barnes at the end of Rosser Ave. East on Saturday. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteers form a chain line moving sandbags to create a dike around the home of Don Ditchfield at the end of Rosser Ave. East in Brandon on Saturday. Volunteers are working to help sandbag in Brandon and the RM's of Cornwallis and Whitehead. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Volunteers form a chain line moving sandbags to create a dike around the home of Don Ditchfield at the end of Rosser Ave. East in Brandon on Saturday. Volunteers are working to help sandbag in Brandon and the RM's of Cornwallis and Whitehead. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Joel Edmundson holds onto furniture in the back of a truck while helping move belongings out of his grandparents home on Cater Dr. near Kirkcaldy Dr. as a precaution on Saturday. City officials visited residents in the Kirkcaldy area on Saturday to warn them of possible evacuation measures. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Joel Edmundson holds onto furniture in the back of a truck while helping move belongings out of his grandparents home on Cater Dr. near Kirkcaldy Dr. as a precaution on Saturday. City officials visited residents in the Kirkcaldy area on Saturday to warn them of possible evacuation measures. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Joel Boyd helps pack belongings into a UHAUL while evacuating the home of Harvey and Fay Bullee on Cater Dr. near Kirkcaldy Dr. as a precaution on Saturday. City officials visited residents in the Kirkcaldy area on Saturday to warn them of possible evacuation measures. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)(Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    07052011 Joel Boyd helps pack belongings into a UHAUL while evacuating the home of Harvey and Fay Bullee on Cater Dr. near Kirkcaldy Dr. as a precaution on Saturday. City officials visited residents in the Kirkcaldy area on Saturday to warn them of possible evacuation measures. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)(Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members cruise along the swollen Assiniboine River in a zodiac on Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members cruise along the swollen Assiniboine River in a zodiac on Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteer Doug Affleck wades through thigh high water carrying sandbags towards Dave Barnes residence at the end of Rosser Ave. East at dusk on Sunday evening while trying to keep the dikes surrounding the  home well above the water. Affleck has been volunteering his time to sandbag at the home all weekend. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Volunteer Doug Affleck wades through thigh high water carrying sandbags towards Dave Barnes residence at the end of Rosser Ave. East at dusk on Sunday evening while trying to keep the dikes surrounding the home well above the water. Affleck has been volunteering his time to sandbag at the home all weekend. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (R) tours the flooding and the dike work along 18th St. south of the bridge with Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell (C) and Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst on Sunday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (R) tours the flooding and the dike work along 18th St. south of the bridge with Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell (C) and Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst on Sunday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Lori Vandenham with The Green Spot loads flowers onto a flatbed trailer while emptying the greenhouses in case of flooding on Sunday afternoon. The Green Spot had to close midway through one of the busiest days of their year due to flood concerns. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Lori Vandenham with The Green Spot loads flowers onto a flatbed trailer while emptying the greenhouses in case of flooding on Sunday afternoon. The Green Spot had to close midway through one of the busiest days of their year due to flood concerns. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Michael Thompson and Jeremy Qumsieh sit on a pair of mattresses to keep them from blowing out of a truck as they help Bob Chambers move belongings out of his home on 6th St. N in Brandon as a flood precaution on Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Michael Thompson and Jeremy Qumsieh sit on a pair of mattresses to keep them from blowing out of a truck as they help Bob Chambers move belongings out of his home on 6th St. N in Brandon as a flood precaution on Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Flood watchers get a look at the roaring Assiniboine River from the 18th St. bridge in Brandon on Sunday evening.    (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Flood watchers get a look at the roaring Assiniboine River from the 18th St. bridge in Brandon on Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Despite warnings to stay off the dikes flood watchers take photos of the Assiniboine River from the dike near Assiniboine Ave. in Brandon on Sunday evening.   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    08052011 Despite warnings to stay off the dikes flood watchers take photos of the Assiniboine River from the dike near Assiniboine Ave. in Brandon on Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Starbucks customers enter the coffee shop beside Subway, which closed it's doors due to flood concerns, on Monday morning. Many businesses in the Coral Centre chose to close their doors on Monday as a flood precaution. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Starbucks customers enter the coffee shop beside Subway, which closed it's doors due to flood concerns, on Monday morning. Many businesses in the Coral Centre chose to close their doors on Monday as a flood precaution. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Thousands of sandbags sit in the Walmart Parking Lot early Monday morning. Sandbag depots have been set up throughout the at risk area's of Brandon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Thousands of sandbags sit in the Walmart Parking Lot early Monday morning. Sandbag depots have been set up throughout the at risk area's of Brandon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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A convoy of trucks carry sandbags to a staging point at 18th St. and Rosser Ave. late Sunday night as the flood fight in Brandon continues.(Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 A convoy of trucks carry sandbags to a staging point at 18th St. and Rosser Ave. late Sunday night as the flood fight in Brandon continues.(Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Volunteers hoist sandbags to help stabilize planned Aqua Dams on the dike on the south side of the Assiniboine river near Co-Op Feeds in Brandon on Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Volunteer Karen Maisonneuve (R) with The Salvation Army offers sandbaggers coffee, soup and sandwiches from Parker Blvd. near the dike work being done on the south side of the Assiniboine River on Monday. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 Volunteer Karen Maisonneuve (R) with The Salvation Army offers sandbaggers coffee, soup and sandwiches from Parker Blvd. near the dike work being done on the south side of the Assiniboine River on Monday. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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A beaver rests on a dike on the south side of the Assiniboine River as volunteers and machinery work in the background on a grey Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 A beaver rests on a dike on the south side of the Assiniboine River as volunteers and machinery work in the background on a grey Monday afternoon. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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One of Lady of the Lake's piano's is carefully moved out of the business by volunteers as they empty the building as a flood precaution late Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

    09052011 One of Lady of the Lake's piano's is carefully moved out of the business by volunteers as they empty the building as a flood precaution late Sunday evening. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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