Knowing first-hand the devastation flooding can cause, Saskatchewan has been quick to lend a helping hand to provinces in need this spring.
Over 130 communities in B.C, Ontario and Quebec have been affected by flood waters this year.
Two individuals from Saskatchewan, and two more from Manitoba are in Ontario lending a helping hand while sand bag filling machines have been sent to B.C.
Duane McKay, Emergency Management and Fire Safety with the province, said the two individuals from Saskatchewan will be helping with planning and organizing equipment.
“We’ll be helping stand-off some individuals who have been working for a long time in the planning and operations section. So these individuals will help to develop the plans for what’s going to happen next, and operationally we’ll be helping to manage equipment deployments,” McKay said.
McKay added Saskatchewan has a large cache of equipment saved up from 2011 and 2014 on stand-by and they provided a list of equipment available to the provinces in need.
Quebec has not yet sent a request for help, but once again Saskatchewan says they are ready to respond there.
The two individuals from Saskatchewan arrived in Ontario on Wednesday.