Chief Cornell McLean was pleased to announce his members have returned home on Monday, October 21st 2019. The Lake Manitoba First Nation has evacuated for 9 days. There were approximately 800 members evacuated, and have since made their way back home. Power was slowly restored on Saturday, October 19th, and is now fully stored, with the exception of 5 homes.
Chiefs McLean shared “we had an engineer come out to ensure that the homes are safe to return to.” The nation is receiving 300 cleaning kits, and is now under a boil water advisory as evacuees return home, and will receive 5000 litres of clean drinking water. Each member will receive $250 gift card for food as they return home. Chief McLean, and leadership in other nations will be seeking reimbursements from Indigenous Services Canada. Chief Cornell has indicated “I hope everyone makes a safe return home.”
Last modified: October 22, 2019