Blood Tribe near Lethbridge evacuated as flood threatens homes

CALGARY- A community near Lethbridge has had to be evacuated, as flood waters creep closer to their homes.

The Blood Tribe is located southwest of Lethbridge, and became threatened by the rising water on Wednesday afternoon.

As a result, the following areas have been notified of evacuations:

Fort Whoop UpLittle ChicagoFish Creek along the river bottomLower Laverne

A number of roads have also been closed or washed out, including:

Road to Little Chicago from Highway 505Fish Creek road by Sophie ScoutKainai Industries Road from Highway #2Bull Horn Coulee at Farm FourHealy BridgeLower StandoffLower Laverne (Chiefmoon Valley)Road to Doug Singer

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Flooding at the Blood Tribe Reserve. Photo taken on June 19, 2014.

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A swollen river near the Blood Tribe Reserve on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.

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Flooding at the Blood Tribe Reserve. Photo taken on June 19, 2014.

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Flooding at the Blood Tribe Reserve. Photo taken on June 19, 2014.

Global News/Sarolta Saskiw

“I have also been in touch with municipal and First Nations leaders in affected communities to let them know their government is ready to provide immediate support, whenever and wherever needed,” said Premier Dave Hancock, of the flood threat.

Anyone requiring additional information is asked to call the Flood Reception Centre at 403-737-3868.

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