Fort Albany Declares State of Emergency

Fort Albany is getting ready for possible flooding.
Fort Albany is getting ready for possible flooding.

Fort Albany is getting ready for possible flooding.
Fort Albany is getting ready for possible flooding.

FORT ALBANY – The community of Fort Albany has declared a state of emergeny. Chief Rex Knapaysweet made the declaration on May 7th. The danger of flooding as the river ice breaks up is expected to cause a rise in the river levels, and the community has moved to Stage One of the Emergency Plan.

Water levels have the Fort Albany Chief calling for a State of Emergency.
Water levels have the Fort Albany Chief calling for a State of Emergency.

The Community updates, “The Canadian Rangers should be active duty and will assist in the Stage 1 Evacuation. There will be ground personnel at the school around 7AM EDT to take names for the EVAC. Individual will be transported either by bus or helicopter, pending on the causeway being accessible”.

Under a Stage One Evacuation: Community members are the priority. These are the persons with medical conditions, high risk health conditions as well as caregivers who must accompany them to provide care. Stage 1 evacuation is for people whose health may be comprised , need immediate assistance or are dependent on a guardian/caregiver should be accompanied by at least one family member or attendant.

0-4 yrs children with family members
Pre-natals and family members
Home and Community Care Clients