Chief Jonathan Solomon Sr. Updates Ice Conditions in Kashechewan

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Chief SolomonKASHECHEWAN – The word on the flooding from Chief Solomon in Kashechewan shares, “Just before lunch we went on a river surveillance flight on both sides of the channels. There has been no movement of the ice in both channels. Because of the extreme cold temperature last night, where it was open is now filled with junks of ice that are coming down river as far as we can see”.

“The water level as gone up a little bit since yesterday because the dry channel of the Red Willow River has overflown and you see it when you go to the lagoon site. So we shall do another air surveillance before sunset this evening to see if there is any movement of the ice”.

The Ontario Emergency Measures state, “The evacuation of vulnerable residents in Kashechewan and Fort Albany First Nations remains on hold. The two First Nations and the Ministry of Natural Resources continue to assess river conditions through today to determine future action”.