The City of Yellowknife (the City) is ready to welcome residents of Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation that were ordered to evacuate their communities as a result of flooding.

“As residents in Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation endure historic flooding that is wreaking havoc on lives and property, the City is here to support you in your time of need,” Mayor Rebecca Alty.

The City is working with several Government of the Northwest Territories departments through the North Slave Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) in responding to the need to provide immediate shelter for evacuees arriving in our community.  Evacuees are being asked to register with Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority (YHSSA) at the Multiplex.  

How can you help?

If your community group would like to host an activity or event for evacuees, please contact the City at events@yellowknife.ca so that events can be coordinated.

If your business would like to provide assistance, please contact the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce at executivedirector@ykchamber.com so that efforts can be coordinated.

Individuals who wish to help are encouraged to make cash donations as material donations create logistical problems for emergency agencies trying to meet the demands of this serious incident.  To donate please visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/united-way-nwt/.

More information on ways to support evacuees will be provided as it becomes available.