The First Nation community of Kashechewan declared a state of emergency with the decision to evacuate some of their most vulnerable residents as a precautionary measure.
The Municipality of Wawa has agreed to receive evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation and provide them with a safe and secure temporary home until such time as the threat of flooding subsides. Mayor Rody declared a State of Emergency this evening at 8:00 p.m.
Mayor Rody stated that “our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of our friends from Kashechewan” further stating that “our past experiences with assisting our First Nation neighbours and friends over the past few years and the great efforts of the municipal staff, volunteers and local businesses has given us the confidence to help others”.
The timing of the arrival of evacuees is scheduled throughout the day on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.