Yukon family displaced by historic floods back at home in time for Christmas


Florian Lemphers is unpacking his moving boxes at the same time as his Christmas gifts this year. 

Lemphers, his wife Andrea and their two dogs, canoed out of their front yard in Shallow Bay, Yukon, on July 13, after water from the usually-distant bay breached the berm set up to protect their home. 

The Lemphers had to leave their home by canoe this summer as flood waters swallowed their front yard on Shallow Bay. (Gordon Loverin/CBC)

Volunteers came from all over the territory to set up sandbags to try to keep the water at bay — but still, they were forced to leave and stay out for months.

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