Ottawa: An evacuation order was issued for the entire community of Hay River at 11:45 p.m. MT Tuesday, with residents asked to head to higher ground or the community centre.
A Facebook post from the Town of Hay River said that "Residents can also travel by road to Enterprise and await there for more information."
Those in need of transportation assistance are asked to call 833-699-0188. People who leave the community are asked to register at the same number or on the town's website.
Those who head to Yellowknife are asked to go directly to the Multiplex at 41 Kam Lake Road.