Emergency alerts remain: Floodwater on northern Alberta Métis settlement receding – CBC

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Emergency alerts remain: Floodwater on northern Alberta Métis settlement receding – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202216 Views

May 12, 2022

‘The members are very tired, very stressed, very anxious’

The chief administrative officer of a Métis settlement in northwestern Alberta says its members are feeling scared as floodwater that was up to the knees a few days ago recedes, exposing the damage left behind.

“Some of these homes don’t have running water right now,” said Justin Gaudet of the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement, where about 800 people live.

“The members are very tired, very stressed, very anxious,” he said Wednesday. “They’re asking for answers but we’re not sure ourselves if we’re going to have the capacity to continue to do the things we’re doing.”

Gaudet said a local emergency alert was issued Sunday after rain and snowmelt raised water levels on six nearby rivers to heights that elders in the community last saw more than 50 years ago.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-flooding-paddle-prairie-1.6450393

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