Floodwaters 2019: solidarity with flood victims

May 01, 2019

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The 2019 spring floods have been especially devastating for thousands of people and families. As you all know, several towns and cities in New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec have declared a state of emergency to obtain the resources they need to deal with the situation. The National Capital Region, which is home to many federal government workers, has been particularly hard hit.

In these difficult times, we would like to remind you that many lives have been disrupted and some of our members and colleagues are going through indescribable hardship. The trauma and the financial impacts will place a heavy burden on them and their families.

The CAPE wishes to express its support and would encourage you to help those affected. The cleanup and damage control efforts may continue for some time and assistance might be required long after the floodwaters recede.

Have you been affected?

Many resources are available to victims. Municipalities and community organizations are currently doing what they can to manage the crisis. It is therefore important to begin by approaching these organizations as soon as possible to take advantage of existing support measures.

Check your municipality’s web portal to obtain information about all the steps to take to deal with your circumstances, to identify available resources and services, and to register as a flood victim.

For example, the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau have posted extensive information at their sites, and it could also be useful to residents of other communities.

Last but not least, inform your supervisor at work about your situation. Help might be at hand.

Would you like to help the victims?

We have put together a list of a few things you could do to help: