After a few days of severe thunderstorms and torrential rain, the Town of Minnedosa and RM of Minto-Odanah have declared states of emergencies.

Many residents are assessing the damage, with flooded basements, closed businesses, and washed-out roads.

As many as 84 Minnedosa residents chose to evacuate their homes because of the flooding.

On Wednesday afternoon, parts of Highway 10 passing through Minnedosa were closed because of floodwaters on the road, according to Manitoba Roads.

There have been limited reports of injuries, but one person was sent to hospital after a sump pump sparked and ignited a fire in a flooded basement.