HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the province is providing $500,000 in immediate emergency aid for people in Cape Breton affected by damage caused by last weekend’s massive rainfall.
An overflowing creek floods a residential area of Sydney, N.S., Tuesday, Oct.11, 2016. Thousands were still without power in Nova Scotia and some communities in Newfoundland and Labrador were under a state of emergency Tuesday after torrential rain and strong winds blasted the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
McNeil says the money has been given to the United Way of Cape Breton, which will be responsible for distributing the funds to those in need.
He says the money will be used for basic requirements such as food, clothing and lodging.