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New Brunswick receives federal aid following spring flooding


August 2, 2018   by The Canadian Press


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FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is getting $39 million from Ottawa as it continues to recover from this spring’s historic floods.

The province says the federal money will help cover response and recovery costs.

Damage to Route 690 in Princess Park, N.B. is seen as floodwaters from the Saint John River begin receding on Friday, May 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

In a news release, Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman said many people are still recovering from the flood.

He says the money will cover costs like paying claims from the public and companies.

The province said in June that about 12,000 properties were affected by flooding between late April and mid-May.

Lisa Munn, recovery services manager with New Brunswick Emergency Measures, said that 50 to 60 homes are beyond repair.