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Remembering the flooding caused by Saskatchewan

As 2010 winds down, News Talk Radio is counting down the top news stories of the year, as selected by our listeners.
The results of online voting are in, and each day this week, we’re remembering the stories that dominated our attention over the past 12 months.  In the 2nd biggest story of 2010- we are reminded of what was one of the wettest years on record.
Farmers were left in the mud, homeowners were left wading through watery basements. It seems very few can claim they were untouched by the “Summer of Storms”. There was just too much moisture in Saskatchewan. Agriculture minister Bob Bjornerud saw the devastation first hand.
“There’s a lot of field we know they’re (the farmers) are not going to get anywhere near this year, which means a lot isn’t going to get seeded, ” Bjornerud told News Talk Radio this year. In late June the water started gushing into Maple Creek. The flooding followed in Yorkton, Saskatoon, North Battleford and hundreds of basements in between.
And it wasn’t only rain, howling wind storms, baseball-sized hail and more than one devastating tornado ripped through Saskatchewan this year. At least one government officials predicts payouts in provincial disaster funding could reach $40 million dollars.

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