Sunday, June 3, 2012

Source Of Sewage Plant Problems Still A Mystery

City officials are still perplexed over why the city's sewage treatment plant got flooded after last week's rainstorm. Spokesperson Darrell Matson says there is still water flowing into the plant at a healthy rate.  They are working feverishly to find out exactly where that water is coming from and intent to use underwater cameras to get a closer look.  Meantime, the State of Emergency continues as does the voluntary water restrictions.

Crisis Could Last Months: Johnson

It's day 8 of the State of Emergency in Thunder Bay following last week's massive rainstorm. City Councillor Rebecca Johnson says the crisis, especially in the East End, is far from over.  She expects it will take months to finish off with over 450 homes that need to be repaired.  City Councillors are expected to discuss disaster relief funding at Monday's meeting.

Fire Chief Calls Out East End Landlords

City landlords with property in the East End are being called out by Fire Chief John Hay. He says many tenants who are victims of the flooding have been left to fend for themselves during the current crisis. He says landlords or the property agents should be there to take care of their tenants needs during this crisis. Hay says the concerns stem from the public meetings held on the weekend.

Looting A Concern During Flood Crisis

The spectre of looting in the East End is raising its ugly head in the midst of the flooding crisis. City Manager Tim Commisso confirms that there has been some as residents there struggle at the lowest point in their lives.   Police Chief J-P Levesque will give an update on the looting at  Monday's morning news conference

Emergency Operations News Conference June 3, 2012 2:00 PM

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