Thunder Bay to Host Kashechewan Evacuees

Kashechewan in Spring
Kashechewan in Spring - Stock image from 2017
Kashechewan in Spring
Kashechewan in Spring

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The City of Thunder Bay Emergency Operations Control Group (EOC) convened yesterday at 11:30 am in order to receive an update on the flooding situation affecting the Kashechewan First Nation, near James Bay in Northern Ontario.

A state of emergency has been declared in Kashechewan after the start of the ice break-up on the James Bay coast. A precautionary evacuation began on Sunday with the risk of flooding.

Thunder Bay will be welcoming approximately 45 evacuees from the community, with the plane scheduled to arrive at 1 pm today.  Other host communities include Kapuskasing, Wawa and Smooth Rock falls.

“Thunder Bay is pleased to answer the call from the residents of Kashechewan in their time of need,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs.

“The Emergency Operations Control Group will continue to monitor the situation and is prepared to provide additional support where we can.”

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