Thursday, May 8, 2014

City Willing To Host Evacuees

The City says its 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 have been asked to serve as host communities.  It's not yet confirmed that our City will host evacuees but they are prepared to do so if they are requested by the Province.