Nova Scotia 'supports our neighbours' with $100,000 for N.B. flood victims

The Canadian Press
May 17, 2018
Written by The Canadian Press
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is giving $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help people affected by record-breaking floods in New Brunswick.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced the funding today, saying the province wants to "support our neighbours in their time of need."

The Canadian Red Cross has been working with civil and provincial authorities to help residents who may have been displaced by the flooding or whose homes have been damaged.

The agency has helped register evacuees, arrange emergency lodging and food and provide financial assistance after the swollen Saint John River spilled its banks and swamped homes from Fredericton south to Saint John and beyond.

The Red Cross said Wednesday that it will provide $300 for basic needs to each New Brunswick household affected by the spring flooding.

The money will be sent through electronic fund transfers directly into the bank accounts of those who meet the requirements and have registered with the Red Cross.

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