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Timmins hosting flood evacuees

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By the end of Monday, Timmins will be hosting about 220 flood evacuees from the James Bay coastal community of Kashechewan.  That’s in addition to a similar number flown to Kapuskasing last week.

Timmins Community Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Laughren says break-up is beginning on the Albany River.

“It’s precautionary. Flooding danger and that right now really hasn’t changed to my knowledge much,” he tells My Timmins Now Dot Com.

The people in Timmins are among the vulnerable population of Kashechewan – mothers and their kids, and some elders from the Indigenous community.

This group is staying at the Ramada Inn, prompting this request from Laughren:“People will see maybe more people on the highway out by the Ramada, maybe waling to the Square or Tim Hortons and again, just be cautious of that.”

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