Red Cross responds to Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

Blog_Fiona_350.jpgOn September 24, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in eastern Canada. The powerful storm had reported wind gusts that ranged from 100 to 140km/h and rainfall that exceeded 100mm in some locations, causing catastrophic damage to homes, buildings, and infrastructure.

The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with provincial, municipal, and Indigenous governments to provide help for people, communities, and businesses that have been impacted by Fiona.

Before the storm the Red Cross worked with local governments and communities to have supplies ready in areas where impact was expected in Atlantic provinces and eastern Quebec. Supplies were also given in Halifax, Charlottetown, and Sydney to assist people experiencing homelessness.

In the days that follow storms like Fiona, we learn more about the needs of people and their communities so they can work to rebuild and recover. We’re working together with local governments, Indigenous leadership, and local communities to determine needs and figure out the best ways to offer help.

A broken tree, its top half on the ground with other downed treesIf you have been impacted by the September 23-26 storm, you can register with the Red Cross: By registering with the Red Cross, people are accounted for and can be contacted away from home. We can also reach people with information about services and assistance that may be available to them.

If you’d like to help, you can donate to the Hurricane Fiona in Canada appeal online, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by texting FIONA to 20222 to make a $10 donation. The Government of Canada is matching donations to the appeal made by individuals or corporations for the next 30 days.

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