The Role of the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) in Extended periods of Dry Conditions

In the case of an acute emergency related to dry conditions, such as issues with a community’s drinking water supply or wildfire, Manitoba EMO will provide guidance and operational support. This may include collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders, activation of the Manitoba Emergency Coordination Centre or other measures as needed.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) programs are established in response to acute natural disasters where damages are widespread, uninsurable and constitute a significant financial hardship. As a result, these programs are not designed to deal with events such as prolonged dry periods; and, as such, impacts related to dry conditions are not eligible for DFA.

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (MARD) provides timely information and resources related to dry conditions which are available at www.gov.mb.ca/drought. Additionally, MARD can be contacted for more information at drought@gov.mb.ca.