Red Earth Evacuees Eye Saturday Return

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 13:17



The emergency coordinator with the Prince Albert Grand Council believes evacuees of the flooded Red Earth First Nation may be able to return to the southern portion of the reserve by Saturday.


Richard Kent says the southern half of the First Nation is being thoroughly checked for mould and bacteria before residents can move back in,


Kent notes the precautionary measure is being taken even though it was only the northern portion of the reserve that flooded.


He also says preparations are in place to move approximately 400 evacuees back into their homes by the weekend.


Kent points out there are crews in Red Earth manning the dikes and evaluating the situation of 14 homes that have been flooded on the northern portion of the reserve.


As for water levels, Kent says they are pretty much the same as they were on Tuesday.