Two more places in Saskatchewan have declared a state of emergency as a result of the heavy rains which have hit our province this week.
Both Carrot River and the RM of Arborfield have joined Estevan as communities declaring a state of emergency with both doing so yesterday.
The town of Carrot River’s Facebook page is telling residents to limit their usage of toilets until further notification as the sewer system is near capacity at this time, and not to use dishwashers or do laundry.
Deputy emergency management commissioner Mieka Cleary says residents of a trailer park in the southeast city of Estevan and in a long-term care home in the east-central town of Arborfield have been moved because of flooding.
Cleary says most evacuees are staying with family or friends, while the 36 care home residents were moved to other facilities.
She says the province has also sent out flood equipment including sandbagging machines and pumps to help stricken communities.
Carrot River and Arborfield are about two hours east of Prince Albert.