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2014-05-17 at 19:23

City not expected to receive Attawapiskat evacuees

By Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com
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THUNDER BAY -- At this point it does not look like the city will be hosting evacuees from the remote Attawapiskat First Nation.

A state of emergency was declared in the James Bay area First Nation on Friday due to the high risk of flooding. Nearly 100 residents were evacuated to Kirkland Lake on Friday evening.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue deputy chief Dave Paxton on Saturday said Emergency Management Ontario is looking for other host communities, and that the city is full after taking in evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation last weekend.

Thunder Bay is currently home to nearly 600 Stage 1 evacuees from Kashechewan after they were airlifted out because of flooding from the Albany River. Stage 1 evacuees include children, the elderly and those with medical conditions.

Attawapiskat is looking to evacuate close to 1,000 vulnerable residents.

 

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ou812 says:
Risk? so there isn't any flooding then?
5/19/2014 6:48:47 PM
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