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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Desjardins Disaster Relief give $150,000 to the Red Cross for families hit by spring flooding

June 03, 2014 - In April, spring flooding in Lévis, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf and the Laurentians forced a number of families out of their homes. 
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Red Cross building communities back stronger after Alberta floods

June 03, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is moving forward with plans to help build affected communities back stronger while also supporting hundreds of families still struggling to recover almost one year after the Alberta floods.
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Canadian Red Cross mobilising additional resources as entire community of Kashechewan evacuates

May 12, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is mobilising additional resources to support evacuations from Kashechewan as the entire community will now be evacuated.  Red Cross volunteers have been working with provincial and municipal officials since Saturday to support an initial 685 evacuees who were flown to Thunder Bay and Greenstone
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Canadian Red Cross urges Canadians to be ready for disasters in light of significant events in 2013

May 05, 2014 -  May 5, 2014 -- Following an unusually high number of disasters which the Canadian Red Cross responded to in 2013, Canadians are being urged to take steps to be ready for the unexpected. The Red Cross is sounding the alarm on the need for personal preparedness as part of Emergency Preparedness Week – a week-long advocacy initiative spearheaded by Public Safety Canada.

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Canadian Red Cross responding to individuals affected by fire in Regina

April 24, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is assisting two families – five individuals in total – affected by house fires that occurred on Tuesday, April 22, in Regina.
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As flood conditions threaten many communities, Canadian Red Cross offers tips to prepare and stay safe

April 16, 2014 - As the risk of flooding increases for communities in many parts of the country due to melting snow and forecasts for precipitation throughout the week, the Red Cross is reminding Canadians of the importance of being prepared and offering some helpful tips.
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The Red Cross announces details of its assistance program for the L’Isle-Verte community

January 31, 2014 - Thanks to the generosity of individuals and companies that have contributed some $300,000 to support the community of L’Isle-Verte, the Red Cross has set up an assistance program for those affected by the tragic fire. 
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Red Cross expands assistance in L'Isle-Verte following needs assessment

January 25, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross has been meeting with its partners and with those directly affected by the tragic fire that took place in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec on the night of January 22-23. 
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Red Cross now accepting funds for L’Isle-Verte

January 24, 2014 -

Today, the Red Cross has started to accept donations to raise funds to help those affected by the intense fire in L’Isle-Verte, which occurred during the night of January 22-23, 2014.


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L’isle-Verte fire: Red Cross volunteers on-site

January 24, 2014 -

Red Cross volunteers are on-site in L’Isle-Verte to assist those affected by the intense fire that occurred overnight at the Résidence du Havre.


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