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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Evacuation of Kashechewan First Nation

Updated on April 26 at 6 p.m.

The evacuation of the Kashechewan First Nation, because of anticipated flooding on the Albany River, resumed today.

Approximately 145 community members were transported out of the First Nations today by aircraft. Some residents have requested to remain in the community and no further flights are planned at this time.

The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre is working closely with First Nations, provincial ministries, federal departments, host communities and non-governmental organizations to coordinate the evacuation.

Community

Date

Reason

# of people evacuated

Destination/host

Kashechewan

Ongoing

Flooding

1,185

Kapuskasing – 422

Wawa – 130

Smooth Rock – 78

Cornwall – 487

Greenstone – 68