Fort Albany Chief says flood protections are falling short

 By Amanda Rabski-McColl Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Fort Albany Chief Elizabeth Kataquapit says the dykes that are supposed to protect the community are falling apart. The dykes that are meant to protect the coastal community from flooding are in disrepair, and leadership in the community says the federal government has not taken steps to address the issue. “The causeway between the mainland and Sinclair Island has been down almost since it was constructed,” said Kataquapit. She said the dyke between Sinclair Island and Anderson Island was also breached last year and leadership has been patching it up as best they can since then. “It’s still there, but the water went over the dyke and it caused damage,” she said. “Community leadership put gravel on it and rebuilt it last year.”…

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