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CP NewsAlert: People in 200 homes in N.W.T. told to leave due to flood threat

Last Updated May 7, 2021 at 3:30 pm MDT

HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — The town of Hay River in the Northwest Territories has issued an evacuation order for about 200 households due to a threat of flooding.

The town says in a release that people living in the Vale Island area must register at the community centre or call the registration centre before leaving the community.

The territory has been warning Hay River residents about the possibility of flooding after record-high water levels last year.

About 3,500 people live in Hay River, which is located on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake.

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The Canadian Press