Kashechewan Residents Headed Home

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Flooding in Kashechewan - Photo by Enoch Williams.
Flooding in Kashechewan - Photo by Enoch Williams. 2014

Thunder Bay International Airport has handed 14 flights and approx 350-400 people evacuated from Kashechewan.
Thunder Bay International Airport has handed 14 flights and approx 350-400 people evacuated from Kashechewan.
THUNDER BAY – Residents from Kashechewan First Nation are now starting the journey home.

Residents of Kashechewan First Nation that were evacuated to Thunder Bay in May due to flooding in their home community.

Multiple flights will be scheduled over the next few days to transfer the over 600 residents hosted in Thunder Bay. There are also residents from the community on the James Bay coast in other communities who are also now starting to head home.

A temporary medical station has been established in the James Bay community, allowing the majority of families to return home.

Approximately 36 homes have sustained significant flood damage requiring those families to remain outside the community until repairs are made. Those families are being transferred to Kapuskasing for the longer-term.

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