Red Lake Declares Emergency

Breaking News 800

Major Storm Knocks out Power on Friday

RED LAKE – Mayor Fred Mota has declared a state of emergency in Red Lake following severe damage to the community infrastructure caused by a storm in the community that hit Friday night.

Severe winds and rain associated with the storm have knocked down many trees and caused damage to hydro lines.

Mayor Mota states, “While we experience this extreme event, we are pleased to report no one was injured. This being said I urge everyone to check on their neighbours, and assist people where possible during the power outage. Please use caution when out on our streets. Municipal employees and community partners are currently evaluating the situation and have commenced the clean-up”.

Weather Update

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue tonight with additional rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm likely by Sunday morning.

Poor driving conditions from low visibility in downpours are possible tonight.

Previous articleSouthside Vibe Starts Fort William on the Path Back!
Next articleA Conversation with Marten Falls Chief Bruce Achneepineskum or NNL offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world. NNL covers a large region of Ontario, but we are also widely read around the country and the world. To reach us by email: Reach the Newsroom: (807) 355-1862