NS calls in the Armed Forces to assist in hurricane recovery

Nova Scotia has requested the support of the Canadian Armed Forces to assist in clean up and power restoration efforts after Hurricane Fiona.

“Fiona is the most significant rain and wind event Nova Scotia has seen in close to 20 years. Thousands of people are on the ground working hard to assess damage and restore power, but they need some help,” said John Lohr, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “Through past experiences with storms like Dorian, we know the military makes a real difference in how quickly we can get trees cut and removed, debris cleared and power restored.”

The minister has also made a request to the federal government for Federal Disaster Assistance Funding. This funding helps municipalities with damage from flooding, washed out roads and other infrastructure, and can help individuals and small businesses pay for uninsured losses. More information on this and other disaster relief funding will be available in the days ahead. 

“I want thank Minister Blair for his prompt response and cooperation in support of Nova Scotians.”

Source: Release

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