News release

More Help for Nova Scotians Impacted by Hurricane Fiona

The Province is providing more financial support to help those impacted by hurricane Fiona.

The Canadian Red Cross will receive $1.39 million to cover hotel costs for people displaced by the storm, and the United Way of Pictou County will receive $200,000 to help people with housing repairs.

“I know that many people in our province have endured severe hardship in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona and recovery efforts are ongoing,” said Karla MacFarlane, Minister of Community Services. “Our government wants to ensure there is further support available for people who were displaced from their homes and for emergency housing repairs.”

This assistance is in addition to $830,000 in funding recently provided to United Way organizations to provide emergency home repair and other essentials to people in need. That included:

  • $700,000 to United Way Cape Breton
  • $100,000 to the United Way of Pictou County
  • $30,000 to the United Way of Colchester County.

The province has, to date, announced more than $40 million in assistance to help Nova Scotians and organizations cope with the costs of hurricane recovery.

Additional Resources:

Applications and more information on support provided by the Government of Nova Scotia are available at:

Toll-free information line for people with questions about provincial storm recovery supports: 1-888-428-2256 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Applications and more information on disaster financial assistance are available at:

Information on emergency and disaster preparedness:

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