(RED LAKE, ON) – The Municipality of Red Lake declared a “State of Emergency” on Saturday, September 21st, 2019, after a brutal storm ripped through the area. Below is the statement released by the municipality.
At 10:05 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019, Mayor Fred Mota issued a declaration of emergency pertaining to the severe weather event which occurred on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Due to the extreme wind conditions, Municipal infrastructure has been damaged, a loss of hydro electricity, and numerous trees are down blocking roadways and driveways.
Mayor Mota states: “While we experience this extreme event, we are pleased to report that nobody was injured. This being said, I urge everyone to check in on their neighbours and assist people where possible during the power outage. Please use caution when out on our streets. Municipal employees along with community partners are currently evaluating the situation and have commenced the cleanup.”
Until further notice, please be advised that Centennial Park including the Dan Kutcheran ball field will be closed for public use.
For those requiring assistance and/or want to report a public safety concern, please call our Public Works after hours call in number at 807-727-2597.”
Red Lake and some surrounding areas had lost power during the storm. Bail court was unable to proceed in Red Lake or Pikangikum this morning due to the ongoing issues in the area related to the storm.
This is a developing story and we will be following up with more information as it becomes available.