PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – Dozens of Long Plain First Nations residents are anxious to go home.
On July 20, a devastating tornado ripped through the area, destroying the roofs of many homes…leaving at least 500 people displaced.
While many of them have gone back, about 100 others, including Frieda Meeches, are still waiting.
For now, a hotel in Portage la Prairie is where she’s staying.
“I feel lost because I don’t have a home to go to. This is all I come to all the time and it’s not like home.”
Meeches, along with other friends living in hotel rooms at the CanadaInns in Portage La Praire said when they’ll be able to return home is anybody’s guess. They said they aren’t getting a straight answer from their chief and just want to know when they can return.
– With files from Global Winnipeg