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As ‘overwhelming’ cleanup begins in Peguis First Nation, extent of flood damage emerges

Preliminary estimates suggest as many as 700 homes sustained some kind of damage, Peguis officials say

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As floodwaters recede in Manitoba's Interlake, some Peguis First Nation evacuees are heading back to clean up the saturated community — and in some cases discovering devastating damage.

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As floodwaters recede in Manitoba’s Interlake, some Peguis First Nation evacuees are heading back to clean up the saturated community — and in some cases discovering devastating damage.

Cheryl Thomson was among the first wave to return in recent days to find her property in varying states of disrepair.

“Very stressful but trying to stay positive,” Thomson said Tuesday, surveying the damage to her waterlogged home and possessions four days into the cleanup.

Cheryl Thomson returned to Peguis First Nation this week to find her home and the possessions inside — now strewn about her yard to dry — badly damaged. The community began cleanup efforts this week, which includes inviting residents back to help officials get a handle of the extent of the damage to their homes. (Travis Golby / CBC)

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