ATTAWAPISKAT- The northern community of Attawapiskat is facing flooding danger. The ice has not broken out of the river yet. It is spring, and most of the men are still out hunting, along with most of women and many of the children. Some families are coming back from bush hunt to find the damage being caused by flood waters.
Sources tell NetNewsLedger that school is apparently closed for both Monday and Tuesday. Reportedly this is water from ditches that are still frozen.
The ground is frozen, and water cannot go anywhere. It is rising and going into homes.
The flood waters are also causing sewage to go reverse, so raw sewage is reportedly coming up drains into homes.
Many in the community are worried. Likely there is a fear that the federal government will not respond with help as fast as it is needed.
Some of the men, who are out hunting near Akamaski Island, are reported stuck for the night and have decided to camp out half way to Attawapiskat. This is due to rising water between Akamaski and Attawapiskat.
Sewage backing up into crawlspaces
Spring time hunts for geese and game to get the summer food storage started.