Cleaning up along the Hay River, N.W.T. after floodwaters recede – APTN news

Cleaning up along the Hay River, N.W.T. after floodwaters recede – APTN news

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 202238 Views

May 30, 2022

Residents hope more flood planning done in the future.

Jamie Mcpherson knew time was of the essence to remove the water-sodden insulation from the underbelly of his home before mold set in.

Over the last week, he pulled 12 to 14-hour days and dealt with the destruction from unprecedented ice jams and high water flooding along the Hay River in the Northwest Territories.

“I’m just overwhelmed, I don’t have anywhere to live, I’m staying in my camper uptown at my grandma’s house,” Mcpherson said. “I have a little bit of insurance, but I don’t think anyone down here can qualify through insurance because we are in the flood zone.”

If it wasn’t for the berm, houses like Mcpherson’s in West Channel, West Point First Nation probably wouldn’t be left standing.

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