Severe flooding that has displaced thousands of people in southern Manitoba has reached an out of this world scale.
Satellite images of flooding in the Red River Valley have been named NASA Earth Observatory’s Images of the Day.
The two false-color images, taken Wednesday and Tuesday, show the flooded valley on either side of the Canada-US border.
The images were taken with sensors used to track Earth and climate measurements currently being taken on two of NASA’s satellites.
Heavy snowfall and spring rainstorms have flooded many parts of Manitoba, including the Red River Valley.
A new low-pressure weather system is expected to bring 20 to 40 millimeters of rain starting tonight.
Environment and climate change Canada says heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected for the Winnipeg region and the western part of the province near Brandon.
About 2,500 people have left their homes.
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