July 8, 2014 5:01 pm

Nearly 50 people will be moved out of central Saskatchewan due to flooding

Officials say nearly 50 people will be moved out of a central Saskatchewan First Nation today because of flooding.

Steve Silva / Global News

REGINA – Officials say nearly 50 people will be moved out of a central Saskatchewan First Nation today because of flooding.

Emergency management commissioner Duane McKay says high-risk people, such as those with health issues, will be evacuated from the James Smith First Nation near Melfort.

McKay says rain over the last few days means higher water levels and that’s cutting off access to the community.

Seventy-four eastern Saskatchewan communities remain under states of emergency and about 230 people are still out of their homes because of flooding caused by torrential rain more than a week ago.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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