Another first nation has declared a state of emergency and up to 200 people could be forced to leave the Onion Lake Cree Nation because of flooding.

Three first nations have now declared a state of emergency.

The situation is getting better on the Poundmaker reserve and is stable on the Sakimay but it could get much worse on the Onion Lake first nation in West Central Saskatchewan.

Deanna Wysoskey with the social services department says arrangements are being made to house up to two hundred evacuees because there are fears they could be stranded.

“Officials are working to maintain road access, but if that is not possible potentially up to two hundred people may need to leave their homes.   The ministry of Social Services is working with the Red Cross to establish a centre at the Lakeland College in Lloydminister to receive people from Onion Lake if needed, this shelter could accommodate up to two hundred and fifty people.”

There is also a state on the nearby Poundmaker reserve where 50 people had to flee their homes.

The commissioner of emergency management for the province, Duane Mckay says the flood situation is easing, but 13 homes have been damaged by the flood waters.

It could take a couple of weeks before the homes are repaired and residents can move back in.

On the Sakimay First Nation, about 100 kilometers east of Regina, flood waters are rising, but as of today there are no reports of threatened homes or damage, although emergency officials are working to make sure that does not happen.

In all, three First Nations and a half dozen communities have now declared a state of emergency.

Emergency measures officials predict peak flows for many areas will hit next week as the temperature climbs to the mid and upper teens.

The flood watch area is huge, extending from Moose Jaw to Indian Head and South to Weyburn,  as well as a large area in Central Saskatchewan extending from Saskatoon to Prince Albert.