Thursday, May 8, 2014

Communities Readying to Host Flood Evacuees

A number of communities across northwestern Ontario say they are willing to host 300 flood evacuees from James Bay.

Kashechewan First Nation declared a state of emergency due to the flooding of the Albany River and is expected to begin evacuating vulnerable residents as early as today.

Thunder Bay, as well as Kapuskasing, Greenstone, Wawa, Fort Frances and Dryden are stepping up as host communities.

It's not yet confirmed which communities will be asked to host evacuees but they are prepared to do iso if they are requested by the Province.