Summer Season Agriculture Emergency Responsibilities and Resources
A message from Manitoba Agriculture:
As we enter the summer season which may bring wildfires, storms and extreme heat, the following is a reminder of the general order of responsibilities when assistance is required:
Producers/operators/community representatives/individuals are the first point of responsibility to deal with their own emergency situation.
If individuals cannot provide appropriate response to their emergency situation, their local municipality is the first point of contact for emergency-related information and assistance.
If the local municipality cannot handle the situation, the municipality will contact Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) for assistance. All municipalities should have EMO’s contact information. If EMO requires Agriculture’s assistance, they will assign an issue to the department’s Emergency Planning Leader, who then works with the department’s Executive Management Committee to direct activities to address the emergency.
If animals are in distress, please contact the Animal Care Line at 204-945-8000 (in Winnipeg); 1-888-945-8001 (toll free) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency preparedness and response resources
- Animal Health Emergency Preparedness
- Animal Care Line information and reporting
- Manitoba road closures
- Manitoba Hydro outages map
- Manitoba weather conditions
- Manitoba Basins Summer Conditions Report 2022
- Wildfire services
- Mental Health – Manitoba Farm, Rural, & Northern Support Services
Financial assistance resources
- Disaster Financial Assistance Program (DFA) – currently only applicable to 2022 spring blizzard/flooding
- Disaster Financial Assistance for Farm – currently only applicable to 2022 spring blizzard/flooding
- DFA Agricultural claim eligibility fact sheet – currently only applicable to 2022 spring blizzard/flooding
- Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation