Canada provides a $2.5 million grant to Canadian Red Cross for flood recovery efforts
May 3, 2019
Global Korean Post
Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster, and it can have devastating impacts on people’s homes, businesses and daily lives. Supporting communities as they pull together to recover from natural disasters is a priority for the Government of Canada.
Over 2,000 Canadian Army personnel have been dispatched to support the needs of our civilian partners in areas affected by flooding in NB, QC and ON.
On May 3, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, announced the Government of Canada will provide a $2.5 million grant to the Canadian Red Cross to support flood recovery efforts across Canada.
This grant will support emergency services in affected communities.
Emergency services include services to people displaced by the floods, including urgent needs such as temporary lodging, clothing, food, and other essential supplies. These funds may also be used for other supports to return home and begin recovery.
The National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) addresses rising flood risks and costs, and builds the foundation for informed mitigation investments that could reduce, or even negate, the effects of flood events.