Northern Ontario Community Announces Full Evacuation

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Kashechewan, a tiny community in northern Ontario has announced a full evacuation.

Every spring the First Nation community evacuates as a precaution during break-up of river ice along the Albany River.

So far 1,500 people have been evacuated. The Royal Canadian Air Force will fly the remaining  280 out later.

While there is no floodwater in the community as of now, town officials say that they do not like the behaviour of the river.

The Kashechewan First Nation is a Cree First Nation band government located near James Bay in Northern Ontario, Canada. The community is located on the northern shore of the Albany River.



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