WAYWAYSEECAPPO – Crews are working to survey the damage after Monday’s tornadoes in Western Manitoba.
The worst of it was on Waywayseecappo First Nation, where a home was levelled and others damaged.
The Red Cross was quick to respond, lodging 14 displaced residents in Russell.
Cailin Hodder with the Red Cross says this summer has been a very busy one for their volunteers.
“We’ve had volunteers out for almost every severe weather event in Manitoba, they’ve also left for weeks at a time to go to Fort McMurray and support with the wildfire event ever since May. We’ve also been working very closely to support Syrian refugee arrivals in Manitoba.”
Hodder says it’s incredible that nobody was hurt by the tornado and that there was no infrastructure damage caused by the wind.
“Our role here is to be an advocate for the community and those that are evacuated and their needs. Obviously we work very closely with the federal government as well. It’s a triangle effect of all three working together very closely.”
Hodder wasn’t able to provide a specific damage assessment yet.