The Keyano College campus in downtown Fort McMurray is shown on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo after a massive ice jam caused flooding and forced about 13,000 people out of their homes.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Halinda


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Little Red River Cree Nation is able to change their evacuation order depending on re-entry planning, the province says.

About 750 people from the community remain evacuated.

Wood Buffalo evacuees are asked to register directly with the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582  in order to get more information and assistance and to contact the Fort McMurray SPCA for pet supplies.

Those in Mackenzie County can register by calling 780-927-3718.

Little Red River Cree Nation has set up a reception centre at the John D’Or School.

The flooding was the result of a 25-kilometre-long ice jam on the Athabasca River last week, which caused water levels to rise in several low-lying areas along the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, including downtown Fort McMurray.

Officials said a boil-water advisory brought in during the flooding could remain in effect until September for all neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Anzac, Draper, Gregoire Lake Estates and Saprae Creek Estates.

The province is providing $14.5 million in flood relief payments for roughly 14,000 residents, who were impacted by mandatory evacuation orders. As of Tuesday, 4,929 evacuees have been paid $5.26 million in emergency funding.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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