The dense forest throughout Lesser Slave River adds to our region's rugged mystique. However, our most abundant natural asset can also pose a very real danger to lives, homes and livelihoods when wind direction, moisture codes and other variables conspire. In the early afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 2011, conditions for disaster to strike could not have aligned with more devastating precision.
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Disaster Timeline

Disaster Timeline

A chronology of the first few days.
Evacuation Efforts

Evacuation Efforts

Displacing thousands within days.
Joint Emergency Ops

Joint Emergency Ops

Working as one toward a common goal.
The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Finding our way through the wreckage.
First Person Accounts

First Person Accounts

Stories from those who were there.
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Insights on crisis and recovery.
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