- Nearly 18,000 sandbags have been filled and distributed in the past two days.
- The Teslin Tlingit Council deputy chief said about 65 to 70 people volunteered to help fill and distribute almost 18,000 sandbags on Monday and Tuesday in places in danger of being flooded in the community.
Work to save properties and critical infrastructure in Teslin, Yukon, continues Wednesday as the neighborhood stays under a flood warning.
“My goal is … to help fill more sandbags and just try to get them out on pallets as quickly as they can get them up, and get them on trucks to different locations,” said Alex Oakley, deputy Naa Shàade Háni (deputy chief) of the Teslin Tlingit Council.
He said approximately 65 to 70 people in the community of about 240 people filled and distributed nearly 10,000 sandbags on Monday and another 8,000 Tuesday.
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“There are sandbags needed in some priority places,” he stated, adding it was nice to see the community come together.
Oakley said he’s never noticed the water in the lake so high and heard the same thing from people who have lived in the community longer than he has.
Some properties along the lakeshore are in danger of being flooded.
Source – cbc.ca