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Risk of flooding remains for Fort Albany First Nation

The northern First Nation of Fort Albany is still in a state of emergency due to a risk of flooding from ice break up in a nearby river.

Evacuees brought back to Kashechewan

The northern First Nation of Fort Albany is still in a state of emergency due to a risk of flooding from ice break up in a nearby river.

The emergency has been lifted in Kashechewan and about 250 evacuees returned home over the weekend after staying in Wawa and Kapuskasing for the past week.

Chris Wray, chief administrative officer in Wawa said they were able to bring people back to the community in two flights Saturday.

Last week a spokesman with Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety said the breakup of ice on the Albany River has caused localized flooding and ice jams.

Officials with Emergency Measures Ontario said they are continuing to monitor the situation in Fort Albany on a daily basis.

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