THUNDER BAY – The weather warnings are over. Schools are open. The recovery effort begins. Thunder Bay and region have come through the Victoria Day rain and flooding and now the process of recovery can begin. The City’s Emergency Committee will meet this morning at 09:00EDT and there will be an update on the situation at that point.
Across the region, there are many areas where roads are washed away, there are closures on several highways and roadways.
Region moving to Recovery Mode
Fort William First Nation has evacuated residents at risk and has had assistance from the federal Aboriginal Affairs Ministry throughout the Victoria Day Weekend in moving through the state of emergency.
All businesses on the Fort William First Nation are closed today. This allows local authorities to better handle the emergency.
Waterways across the region are up, flow volumes are going to be heavy as the day continues. However fortunately, less rain fell overnight than was forecast.
For Thunder Bay, the full impact of the storm is now being calculated. Mayor Hobbs, City Managers and City Staff were working through the weekend along with several Council members.
It is likely, in coming days there will be issues that will be needing to be addressed, Right now, it is not that time, It is time to get those impacted by the flooding the help that they need.
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