Rainfall and wind warnings remain in effect for Portage la Prairie and surrounding communities.
Between 8 p.m. last night and 4 a.m., Environment and Climate Change Canada recorded wind gusts ranging from 60 to 82 kilometres per hour. In the 5 a.m. hour, gusts reached 94 km/hr, and in the 6 a.m. hour, we saw gusts reach 100 km/hr.
There are roughly 100 smaller power outages being reported in and around Portage la Prairie affecting over a thousand customers. As of 7 a.m., Manitoba Hydro reported over 300 in the province affecting more than 10,000 customers. But by 7:30, that number was over 400 and close to 13,000.
The Southport weather station recorded 28.4 millimetres of rain yesterday. Between late afternoon Monday and early this morning, roughly 50 mm was recorded in PortAGE.
Strong winds are expected to last until this afternoon. Precipitation-wise, the heavy rain is moving out of the area this afternoon.