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Lake St. Martin First Nation Storm Evacuation Update

October 24, 2019

The Lake St. Martin First Nation is carrying out efforts in order to make sure elders, medical, and young families are provided shelter and food.

The First Nation has been evacuated from its Nation for almost two weeks. Hydro is gradually being restored. Ensuring drinking water is available is being addressed. The men who stayed to help in the Nation have been removing the water from basements and crawl spaces. Clean up kits will be made available to households as the members return home.

81 year old elder Margaret Traverse is wanting to return home as she just returned to her own home in the Nation this year after living in the city since the 2011 flood

As Elder Traverse was being transported back to her hotel being chaperoned by her granddaughter Ardel, the cab driver presented an indifferent attitude and was quickly reminded to treat Elder Traverse with respect. We kindly ask all of you out there who come across the many evacuees to treat them with kindness and care

The staff at their 550 Berry Street office in Winnipeg have been working long hours everyday since the October 11th storm. They are a humble and helpful team. Keep up the great work.

Lake St. Martin Emergency Response Headquarters

Keep checking out our website for updates for all First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory.

Miigwetch to all the hardworking leaders and helpers of FNT2T.

Last modified: October 24, 2019

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