Water levels in Manitoba First Nation could crest again, a foot higher than before – Global News

Water levels in Manitoba First Nation could crest again, a foot higher than before – Global News

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202219 Views

May 10, 2022

A Manitoba First Nation devastated by flooding is evacuating more residents ten days into its flood fight to protect the community.

As of Sunday night, a total of 1,870 people living in Peguis First Nation have had to leave their homes, Chief Glenn Hudson said Monday.

The number amounts to almost 42 per cent of residents directly affected by the natural disaster, who are now dispersed in communities across Manitoba, including Gimli, Selkirk and Winnipeg, he said.

Hudson told Global News even more people may need to evacuate given that there is rain in the forecast.

Hudson met with provincial Emergency Measures Organization officials and provincial forecasters on Sunday, along with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8821457/manitoba-peguis-first-nation-flood-crest-again/

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