STATEMENT ON THE IMPACT OF FLOODING IN SOUTHWEST NOVA SCOTIA
November 15, 2010
OTTAWA, ON -November 15, 2010- Today, Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, made a statement in the House of Commons on the impact of severe flooding in southwest Nova Scotia.
Our thoughts are with the people of south-western Nova Scotia as they deal with the aftermath of last week’s severe flooding. Unprecedented rains over several days have damaged bridges, roads and homes in several communities.
Last week, along with local officials, I visited some of the affected areas and talked to residents impacted by the storm. We are all relieved that the situation is beginning to improve throughout the area, but there are still a lot of repairs underway and there is much more to be done.
I would like to commend the Emergency Measures, the RCMP, volunteer firefighters, the Red Cross and many others for providing support and services to residents in need in many communities.
As the Prime Minister said, we are in close contact with provincial authorities and the Government of Canada stands ready to provide assistance once the province has completed an assessment of the damage.
The people of Nova Scotia have experienced severe weather before and I am certain that by working together, we will weather this storm as well.”