We are responding to help those affected by an ice storm that struck New Brunswic
We are responding to help those affected by an ice storm that struck New Brunswick last week and left thousands of people without power.
Working closely with the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, municipalities and others
We are working closely with the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, municipalities and other partners.
More than 40 warming centres or shelters opened,
More than 40 warming centres or shelters opened, with Red Cross teams managing shelters in hardest-hit communities
Teams of volunteers and resources have been mobilized
Teams of volunteers and resources have been mobilized from across New Brunswick and neighbouring provinces.
We have provided cots, blankets and other supplies
We have provided cots, blankets and other supplies to many other shelters run by municipalities and other groups.
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations for the New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations for the New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017 fund to further assist people affected by the disaster.

The Canadian Red Cross is helping people hard-hit by an ice storm that struck New Brunswick last week and left thousands of people without power. The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, municipalities and other partners.
 
More than 40 warming centres or shelters opened, with Red Cross teams managing shelters in hardest-hit communities such as Shippagan, Caraquet and Bas-Caraquet. 
 
We have provided cots, blankets and other supplies to many other shelters run by municipalities and other groups. Teams of volunteers and resources have been mobilized from across New Brunswick and neighbouring provinces. Our volunteers are trained to manage shelters 24/7 and provide other services in times of disaster.
 
Registration / Assessment

Those severely impacted by the ice storm/power outages are encouraged to register with the Canadian Red Cross and complete a brief questionnaire online at www.redcross.ca/NBIceStorm  (or in French www.croixrouge.ca/TempeteNB) or by calling toll-free 1-888-893-1300. Calls will be answered between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Atlantic time.

This information will help government to evaluate additional needs and may be used by the Red Cross to provide its own financial help to those with limited income and storm-related losses for which they do not have insurance or are not covered by government disaster assistance or other support programs. Assistance available from the Red Cross will depend on the total donated to its fundraising appeal, the number of eligible claimants and the extent of losses. Those meeting its eligibility requirements will be contacted by the Red Cross for a more detailed assessment.

Donations

The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations for the New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017 fund to further assist people affected by the disaster. These donations allow the most flexibility to immediately meet urgent needs that we identify and help people recover.