On Sunday May 29th, the Vikeslandic security force deemed that any threat from possible flood waters have now passed. Water levels on the Assiniboine river have dropped significantly in the last week allowing the safe return of many brandon residents to their homes. King Christopher of Vikesland issued an immediate order to begin phase one of the re-patriation and occupation of the Brandon royal Embassy.
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
He had this to say, “I am extremely pleased to soon have the Royal Embassy up and running again, not to mention sleep in my own bed. All the work that was done and will continue to be done by the Vikesland Security force is second to none. I would also like to thank the Canadian officials who did a brilliant and tireless job of fighting this flood and saving countless residences and businesses within Brandon. The red cross also played a key role in helping people during this disaster and I thank them as well. This flood was a one in three hundred year flood, unprecedented in Vikeslands history and one for the record books. Work continues as the Embassy is now being cleaned and re-furnished by our security force and it will soon be business as usual.”
The Embassy will be back in operation by the end of this week, Security continues to be in place until then.
One of the main hiways entering the city of Brandon. Aquadams are keeping it open. photo by Adam Sobkow, Ebrandon.
On May 11th, the Vikeslandic airforce once again took to the air to survey the situation and see what the extent of the flood area has grown too.
The evacuated area where the Vikesland Embassy is. Dikes hold back about 12 feet of water. Photo by Adam Sobkow, ebrandon.
Evacuated areas were looked over to see whether or not any water had seeped into it. The City of Brandon, the military fo Canada and emergency services have done an excellent job and the area that the embassy is in is still dry. City construction crews are optimistic that the new dike precautions will in fact hold the water until it has subsided. Original estimates of when people can be let back into the evacuated areas were optimistic and new dates of return may in fact be the first week of June.
The King of Vikesland, King Christopher has been in communication with President Baugh of Molossia. The President and First lady of Molossia have put together an aid package with essential items during a crisis like this.
Some of the Molossian flood aid items sent to Vikesland.
This makes Molossia the second Micronation to come help Vikesland in this trying time. king Christopher had this to say: “It’s history in the making! I believe this to be the first time in history where a Micronation has found itself in a natural disaster situation and has had other Micronations send physical items of aid to help. I thank both Calsahara and Molossia for what they have done. Every little bit helps when something like this happens. This is awesome and definitely will help cement how our nation will respond to other micronations in similar problem situations like this in the future.”
The flood water is still incredibly high and will likely remain as such for another two weeks.
Houses have sandbag dikes surrounding them as the water rises. photo by Adam Sobkow, ebrandon.
Crews on 18th st. reinforcing the temporary dike.
In the early morning hours of May 9th, the Vikesland security force was called in to conduct an emergency evacuation of the Brandon Royal Embassy. On the advice of Emergency services workers in Brandon, the King ordered the embassy to be evacuated immediately. The Vikesland security forces showed up with transport vehicles and manpower and began to clear out all essential items. By 6 o’clock central time, the Embassy was cleared and locked down. The King and Queen have taken up temporary residence in the house of Duke and Duchess Wutke.
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
The King had this to say: ” The situation near the Embassy is dire. The flood waters continue to rise as rain pours down and creates a bigger problem. The Embassy had to be evacuated in case of a catastrophic breach in the nearby dike. Everything is well and the good men and women working their butts off to keep the water at bay is exemplary. I have been informed that the Canadian government is now giving financial flood aid and we thank them for their help both with the military and money. If the dike buildup is succesful we anticipate being back in the Embassy by May 21st.”
City crews are building up the dike as fast as they humanly can in hopes of stopping a catastrophe. More news to come as the situation unfolds.
The scene four blocks directly across the river from the Vikesland Royal Embassy.
Water fast approaching the top of the dikes. Phot courtesy of ebrandon.
May 8th saw the assiniboine river in Brandon, Manitoba Canada where the Vikesland royal Embassy is located, raise quickly and to the top of existing dikes. Canadian authorities have declared a state of emergency. Vikesland officially declared a state of emergency days ago, enacting security and flood fighting measures. The Prime Minister of Canada has standing orders for the Canadian army to deploy into Brandon to help with the emergency. Canadian soldiers will be helping raise the existing dikes quickly and controlling roadways clogged with “flood tourists” blocking critical construction and emergency vehicles. King Christopher was reached for comment.
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
“The situation has reached dire preportions. The dikes are nearly overtaken near the Embassy and the danger now has become very real. I applaud the Canadian Prime minister with his decision to send in the Canadian army to help. I only pray it was not to late.”
More rain is falling in Brandon and is expected to continue until wednesday May 11th. This coinciding with the coming crest of the river will make building up the dikes again a race against time. Canadian authorities have declared the area in which the Vikesland royal embassy is in, under evacuation notice. This means that the area could be evacuated at any moment.
Updates to come as more information is presented.
The assiniboine river, 2 blocks from the Embassy when it first stared to flood. The sign is visible.
Current water levels and still rising. The sign is now submerged.
Flooding issues with the Assiniboine river that runs through the city of Brandon, the city that hosts the Vikesland Royal Embasssy, is still rising. Initial reports that the river crest was supposed to be over the Easter weekend did not happen. The river did indeed keep rising and is still doing so as of this story release. To make matters worse a freak snowstorm dumped a few inches of snow on the already water logged area.
Parks and fields near the river have become lakes.
The snow which fell is now mostly melted with the water dumping into the river. This will raise the water level even higher.
Earlier last week the Kingdom of Calsahara sent aid in the form of Sandbags which were immediately used to shore up a failing super sandbag in a dike near the Asssiniboine river. The Vikesland government is thankful for the help.
Dikes containing the river have held up relatively well considering the water pressure and are at near maximum ability to hold back the water. The crest is now expected to happen May 11th – 14th with hopes it will subside with little issues in regards to the dikes.
Updates will continue as the water keeps rising.
Vikesland Security force personnel filled the sandbags and placed them as required..
Security force aerial photo of the new lakes formed by the winding Assiniboine river.
April 14th had the Vikesland security force air division take to the air over the flooded Assiniboine river. The Vikesland Royal embassy in Brandon is situated 2 blocks from the Assiniboine and is currently protected by a dike. The mission was to take pictures of the flooding and to ascertain whether any ice jams could form nearby and artificially raise the water level over the height of the dike.
First street in brandon now crossing a lake instead of a river.
So far none nearby have been spotted however ice jams occuring many miles down river can have dire consequences.
Currently the Vikesland Security forces are on full alert and ready to step in should any immediate danger from the flood arise. Vikesland has also received word from its staunch ally, Calsahara, who has just recently pledged flood aid in the form of sand bags to Vikesland. The sandbags are expected to arrive in the next couple days. Prince Elgin, acting minister of the Interior, was reached for comment. “It’s nice to see our Micronational allies lend us support, even if it is just in the form of encouraging words. We especially thank King Montague of Calsahara for rallying the Corps. of engineers behind us in this time of emergency. We have confidence that the dike will not breach, but better safe than sorry.”
The Assiniboine is expected to peak during the Easter weekend so flood watch will continue until the water has subsided.
A building in a public park, half submerged by the flood water.