Lampman recovery will take years, says mayor
It's going to take years for Lampman, Saskatchewan to recover after flood waters devasted the small southeastern town.
Lampman Mayor Scott Greening says the situation was at its worse when the community received almost two inches of rain last Tuesday, June 21.
"I would say we would probably be in a position here where we'll have to pump storm sewer water out of here for at least a couple of years," said Greening.
He says they're focusing on sandbagging right now, with dikes peaking at 12 feet.
"What we've been doing is distributing sandbags. Not only here in the community, but in the RMs and communities like Bensen to help with their relief as well," said Greening.
The mayor believes it will take at least two years before the water completely drains in Lampman.
Greening says the town’s residents are staying positive despite the threat that more rain would pose to the community.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Michael Aynsley.