Tens of thousands of citizens on the Atlantic coast are still without power
In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, an Incident Command Centre team has been established to assist communities in southwestern Newfoundland. The team is led by officials with experience in incident response and includes professionals from various government departments, such as the Departments of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, and Transportation and Infrastructure.
“Hurricane Fiona has changed lives forever. To those who have lost a loved one, or who have a loved one that has been reported missing, know we are here for you. You are in our thoughts, today and in the days to come, and we’ll continue to make sure you have the support you need.” Said, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
During this period of recovery, the federal government will do whatever it takes to support Canadians. @CanadianForces members are on the ground in NS, NL, and PEI – and I provided an update on their work on @YourMorning today.” Said, Defense Minister, Anita Anand
Officials have already mobilized to the region to assist municipal officials with structural assessments, road repairs, and debris removal related to Hurricane Fiona’s damage. The Fiona Response Coordinator, established earlier this week, will be incorporated into the Incident Command Centre.
For impacted individuals needing support, it is critical that they register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling toll-free at 1-800-863-6582 or visiting the emergency shelter at St. James Regional High School located at 200 Hardys Arterial Road, Channel-Port aux Basques.
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