June 24, 2024

Millions in aid announced after Hurricane Fiona in Canada

Millions in aid announced after Hurricane Fiona in Canada

A week and a half after Hurricane Fiona hit Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more aid through a recovery fund. 300 million Canadian dollars (about 223 million euros) over two years, Trudeau said on Tuesday (local time) during a visit to Dartmouth in the province of Nova Scotia, which was hit particularly hard by “Fiona”. .

It should help victims and support long-term rehabilitation measures. “This fund will be available to everyone who is not covered by other programs.” He said the damage was “much worse than the pictures you can see on television or on the internet”.

Along with heavy rain and storm surge, “Fiona” caused severe damage along Canada’s east coast in late September. Millions of people were temporarily without electricity. More than 20,000 residents in the province are still without power, as the CBC reported Tuesday, citing Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston. Many of them will have to wait until the weekend to restore supplies.

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