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Attawapiskat Evacuation Update


May 14, 2013 - The City of Thunder Bay is now hosting a total of 260 Attawapiskat First Nation evacuees with the arrival of 105 evacuees transferred from Greenestone last evening.

"We are pleased to have been able to relieve some of the pressure in Greenestone," said Deputy Fire Chief David Paxton. "Thunder Bay has now reached our capacity to comfortably support an evacuation effort of this size. We are operating out of two sites and are able to provide an acceptable level of service for Stage 1 evacuees."

If conditions continue to improve, it's hopeful that evacuees will be able to return home later this week. The City of Thunder Bay's Emergency Operations Control group is working closely with Emergency Management Ontario to monitor conditions in the North.

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Contact: Valerie Marasco, Public Information Officer/Communications Specialist, 621-4151