More Flood Evacuees from Long Plain First Nation Return Home

More Flood Evacuees from Long Plain First Nation Return Home

Flood Update
Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

More flood evacuees from Long Plain First Nation have returned to their homes.

The Canadian Red Cross says more than 60 of the 101 evacuees were allowed to go home on Wednesday. They had been staying in hotels in Portage la Prairie.

Thirty-seven people from Long Plain still remain evacuated.

More than 380 evacuees from five different Manitoba First Nations are currently out of their homes due to flooding and ice-jamming, including:

  • Peguis First Nation – 195
  • Opaskwayak Cree Nation – 121
  • Long Plain First Nation – 37
  • Sioux Valley Dakota Nation – 29
  • Canupawapka Dakota First Nation – 6

The Canadian Red Cross has been providing evacuation and disaster assistance to Manitoba First Nations on behalf of the federal government for nearly three weeks.

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