Five years after devastating Alberta flood, First Nation still waits for home repairs

 

Five years ago, a major flood forced the Siksika Nation, east of Calgary, to declare a state of emergency.

The flood of 2013 destroyed about 200 homes and forced 1,000 people to evacuate. Hundreds of people were forced to live in temporary homes.

Five years later – not much has changed.

Tamara Pimentel has the story.

Video Journalist / Calgary

Tamara is Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a diploma in interactive media arts at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and has worked as a videographer for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit. Tamara was hired by APTN in 2016 as a camera/editor and is now a video journalist in our Calgary bureau.