Batchewana declares state of emergencyFriday, September 13, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION
The extreme weather effected all of Batchewana First Nation’s land bases, Rankin, Obadjiwan, Whitefish Island and primarily Goulais Bay.
Emergency response units advise residents of the Goulais Bay area that response times may be delayed due to accessibility issues.
The First Nation has issued a boil-water advisory at this time to ensure the health and safety of all citizens.
The BFN health staff will be testing water in each community, until results are confirmed the advisory will remain in effect.
Batchewana First Nation community members are asked to contact the Band office with any questions or to report any damages, or safety hazards.
Boil water advisory
Batchewana also issued a boil water advisory earlier today. Sootoday.com coverage can be found here.