of Canadian The military spearheads federal efforts to support post-Fiona recovery efforts across Atlantic Canada.
Here’s what Ottawa is doing to help those affected by the hurricane.
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of Canadian The military is deploying troops and equipment to the region after the federal government approved requests for assistance from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador over the weekend.
about 50 people armament Members of the military are currently operating out of Victoria Park Armories in Sydney, New South Wales. Their primary duty is to assist line crews in recovering vehicles and clearing trees and debris if necessary.
About 100 military personnel are expected to provide similar assistance after arriving at PEI from Canadian Base in Gagetown, New Brunswick.
Twenty-five service members also began working at NL’s Stephenville. It assists local governments in assessing damage and ensuring the safety and well-being of residents.
One of the Navy’s new Arctic patrol vessels, HMCS Margaret Brook, was due to return to Halifax after a two-month deployment to the Far North. But now she’s heading to Newfoundland’s south coast to do health checks in four communities.
The government says it also has an army Canadian Rangers standing by in the Magdalen Islands in case the province of Quebec requests assistance, and ready to provide aerial photographs and additional troops if requested by the province.
The federal government Canadian The Red Cross in support of Hurricane Fiona’s call for the next 30 days.
Canadians wishing to donate can do so online at www.redcross.ca, call 1-800-418-1111, or text FIONA on 20222 to donate $10.