Thunderstorms with heavy rain on Sunday have resulted in flooding at the basement level at Brandon Regional Health Centre (General Centre).

Several departments were impacted, including the pharmacy, materials management, medical device reprocessing (MDR) and nutrition services.

Scheduled surgeries and endoscopy procedures are cancelled for today, as a result of water damage in the medical device reprocessing area.

In a release from Prairie Mountain Health, we learned that staff worked through the night to clean up the water and minimize the damage. Those clean up efforts will continue today.

On Sunday afternoon, Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre issued an advisory, saying the next 3 to 4 days could bring up to 75 to 100 millimetres of rain — adding that areas in southwest Manitoba — including Virden and Brandon — could see up to 175 millimetres of rain during this time.