Red Lake Declares State of Emergency

By: News Intern Katherine Jones

RED LAKE- The Municipality of Red Lake has declared a state of emergency as it recovers from a major storm that caused heavy damage in the community on Friday.

The entire community was still without power as of Saturday afternoon, and the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre’s roof was sheared off in the storm, which in turn led to heavy water damage due to rain.

“It ripped that roof off like a tin of tuna,” Mayor Fred Mota said. 

The Red Lake fire hall’s roof also sustained damage during Friday’s storm. “Us Red Lakers, we stick together and we work together and we support each other,” he said. “We’ll get through this.”

The community declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

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