Residents in the RM of Piney are starting to grow weary as thunderstorm after thunderstorm rolls through the municipality.
That's according to Chief Administrative Officer Martin Van Osch. He notes every time conditions start looking a little better another system dumps rain on them.
"It is like a ratchet strap, every time you feel like it is tightening the noose a little bit. We just really need a couple of weeks of decent dry weather. It definitely creates some anxiety every time we hear about storms moving across the prairies. It seems like we have been hit over and over again. Where are we in the nine-round fight? I am waiting for the bell to ring."
Another two inches of rain fell in Piney on Monday and Van Osch says the ground was already saturated from large storms that rolled through earlier this month.
"The preliminary reports that I have heard from our public works supervisor is that the fields are back to being flooded again so we will see more hardship for our producers out here but I haven’t heard of any homes or roads being washed out at this time."
Van Osch says they are still dealing with downed trees from the thunderstorm that occurred two weeks ago and they are still repairing roads that were damaged at the beginning of June.
"The plan is to start one of our major restoration jobs tomorrow for a 10-foot washed out culvert from that storm in June, that is going to be a two-day job for sure so we are still working through repairs from June. We certainly don’t need any new ones to add to the list."
Ideally, Van Osch says they would like to see two or three straight weeks of good drying weather so residents can stop flinching at the forecast.
Meanwhile, in the neighbouring Rural Municipality of Stuartburn, they also received around 2 inches of rain. A spokesperson for the municipality says Monday’s storm was unneeded and unwelcome.
"While these waters did not cause any notable damage to roads or property, residents and municipal crews are still cleaning up from the last major flood in June. The freshly fallen trees and debris that was strewn around by the wind has only added to their workload."