First Nations in Manitoba bearing brunt of massive floods

Almost 700 people in Manitoba have been evacuated from their homes due to major flooding, with most coming from First Nations.

Of the evacuees, 576 have come from the Peguis First Nation. The Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation and the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation are also affected.

Although officials say only a handful of homes have been flooded, the situation could get worse. "We're not even necessarily at the end of the beginning of the spring flood stage," Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton told CBC News.

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