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Trudeau visits disaster areas and funds allocated for victims of Fiona

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On Monday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island and Sydney, Nova Scotia to meet with those impacted by Hurricane Fiona.

On Tuesday Trudeau met with Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King to discuss the devastating impacts of Hurricane Fiona on the province.

On Wednesday Trudeau met with local community members in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador. Premier Furey, Minister Gudie Hutchings, and Minister Seamus O’Regan were also in attendance.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has allocated $30 million to support the Hurricane Fiona Financial Assistance Program.

One-time financial assistance will be offered to eligible Newfoundlanders and Labradorians including $1,000 per household who temporarily evacuated from their principal residence during the storm and have returned by September 30, 2022.

$10,000 per household who have been displaced from their principal residence and have been unable to return by September 30, 2022.

Funding of $500,000 will be provided to the Canadian Red Cross to administer on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, nominally allocated as follows:

  • $250,000 to support claims for immediate assistance, for example, removal of debris, personal items.

  • $250,000 to provide temporary accommodation assistance.

There will be an additional $500,000 to be distributed among impacted communities on the southwest coast of the island, based on needs assessment.

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