The cleanup is fully underway after a few days of heavy rain in parts of Saskatchewan.
A state of emergency was lifted yesterday in Estevan, which was flooded on Sunday night when storm sewers were unable to keep up with at least 130 millimetres of rain that fell in just over two hours.
Helen Fornwald, Estevan’s emergency measures co-ordinator, says residents are still assessing damage to their homes.
Meanwhile, the town of Arborfield has partially lifted a mandatory evacuation order because it says flood conditions have improved.
About 400 people in the northeastern Saskatchewan community were told to leave their homes when a road holding back water gave way.
However, the town says there’s still a risk to public safety in some areas, so the mandatory evacuation is still in place for those residents.
Arborfield is one of four Saskatchewan communities currently under a state of emergency because of flooding.
In the meantime, if residents want to help out flood-ravaged communities, Red Cross is accepting donations.
The organization is supplying clean-up kits for residents as well as food on the ground for workers.
(With files from The Canadian Press)