Manitoba 2014 Flood Recovery

Overview

Flooding in April 2014 and a severe storm at the end of June 2014 in southern Manitoba led to flood emergencies in many First Nations.

Residents of 14 First Nation communities were displaced due to the flooding, some as a result of mould in housing that began after floodwaters receded. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) worked with the First Nations to ensure that displaced residents could return to their home communities as soon as it was safe to do so.

As of January 1, 2017, home and infrastructure repairs due to 2014 flooding have been completed at seven of the First Nations. All the displaced residents from these communities who wished to return home have done so:

INAC continues to work with the remaining seven First Nations to address damage caused and bring their displaced residents home. The seven First Nations that still have residents displaced from 2014 are:

For details on the work being done, visit:

Services to flood evacuees from the Canadian Red Cross

In emergencies such as fire and flood, the Canadian Red Cross provides services for evacuees in Manitoba on behalf of INAC. This may include:

INAC signed a five-year agreement with the Canadian Red Cross, effective April 1, 2017, to support Manitoba First Nations in emergency situations, including managing response and evacuations due to flood, fire and other circumstances. The Red Cross will also work with Manitoba First Nations in preparing the communities for potential emergencies. Under the agreement, INAC has committed $5.6 million over five years for the Canadian Red Cross to provide these services. The Canadian Red Cross is investing an additional $2.9 million to provide emergency resources and personnel support to Manitoba First Nations.

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