Siksika First Nation suffers widespread damage due to floods

Flooding on the Siksika Nation in Alberta. Photo @tendayjourney on Twitter

The Siksika Nation in Alberta has suffered severe damage due to flooding.

More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Hundreds of homes are underwater, according to news reports and accounts on Facebook.

“There is a feeling of hopelessness,” Chief Fred Rabbit Carrier told CTV. “We didn’t expect it to be this devastating.”

The reserve remains under a boil water order as media reports paint a rosier picture for cleanup efforts elsewhere in the province “It was all about the Saddledome, they forgot about us,” resident Sally Fox, who was forced from her home, told CBC News.

The Stoney Nakoda Nation is also under an evacuation order. And flooding has led the Cumberland House Cree Nation in neighboring Saskatchewan to start evacuating residents.

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Hundreds of Siksika First Nation homes lost to flood (CBC 6/24)
Siksika First Nation flooding leaves communities in crisis (Canada.Com 6/24)
Siksika First Nation in crisis from flooding on Bow River (CTV 6/23)
Floodwaters devastate First Nations communities in Alberta (CBC 6/23)
Boil water order issued for Canmore, Siksika Nation (CBC 6/22)
Cumberland House declares state of emergency, starts evacuations (CBC 6/22)

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