The Canadian Red Cross evacuation response that supported the people of the first nations communities of Wasagamack, Garden Hill and St Teresa Point wrapped up yesterday with the final evacuees returning home. The Residents of these communities were evacuated due to wildfires. There was a full evacuation of Wasagamack and some people with health concerns were evacuated from Garden Hill and St Teresa Point.
Shawn Feely Vice President of Manitoba and Nunavut Canadian Red Cross stated in a news release that even though it was a stressful time for the evacuees it is good that they are able to return to their homes and resume their lives.
He added that he was proud of the Red Cross team and volunteers that did an incredible job providing support to more the 6,300 people.