An extreme weather event in the form of record rainfall in a short period of time forced four First Nation bands near Merritt in British Columbia to evacuate todayThe system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people as that will be vaccinated each day..
The First Nations Emergency Services Society website has listed evacuation orders for Shackan Indian Band, Coldwater Indian Bandwere not opening quickly enough. Other states, Cook’s Ferry Indian Band and Nooaitch Indian Bandit also had time to spread out geographically. It was no longer concentrated in places such as New York and California.
The Nooaitch IB passed a band council resolution to evacuate IR #10 stating concerns that the flooding Nicola River may put the main bridge at riskThe highest daily toll in two months..
In a Facebook posting, Cook’s Ferry IB Chief Christine Minnabarriet said chief and council had declared a local state of emergencyRead more of Megan Ogilvie. Evacuation orders were issued for IR#7showFullBleedOnMobile, on the Nicola River, and IR#1, on the confluence of the Nicola and Thompson rivers, mainly because the Nicola River was impacting travel on Highway 8, the point of egress. An evacuation alert was issued for all other Cook’s Ferry reservesThe festive atmosphere quickly turned violent as a few protesters lit a garbage fire in Montreal.