“Over the past several days I have seen neighbours come together to help each other through this crisis. It has been amazing to see the coordination of volunteers under the leadership of the Provincial EMO and the Municipalities. Today I was pleased to have Minister LeBlanc on the ground in Quispamsis to see the level of damage. He affirmed to us that the resources of the Government of Canada were available at the request of the Emergency Measures Organization. Over the coming days I will continue to work with him, the Premier, and municipalities to support the people of Fundy Royal.”Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal
On Friday, MP Lockhart joined New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and Minister of Transportation Bill Fraser to survey the impact rising waters have had on the access road to Darlings Island and to help volunteers fill sand bags to protect nearby properties.
MP Lockhart met with Quispamsis Mayor Gary Clarke, CAO Susan Deuville and Manager of Communications Aaron Kennedy Friday to discuss the Town’s emergency response plan and to provide an additional link to Federal resources if needed.
Later that day the MP filled and delivered sand bags to areas hardest hit with Premier Gallant, Minister Fraser, Mayor Clarke and an army of community volunteers.
Gondola Point Ferry & Kingston Peninsula
After delivering sand bags on Friday, the MP accompanied Minister Fraser to the Gondola Point Ferry to see the work being done by the Province to keep the ferries running and to thank the ferry crews for their hard work.
The Member of Parliament then made her way to the Long Reach Fire Department to thank them for filling and distributing sand bags. She delivered sand bags to a home along the river then returned to the fire station to load up her vehicle and join community volunteers to deliver more to a home on Perry Point.
At Perry Point the MP was able to speak with an NB Power crew who were working to cut power from flooded buildings and ensure the safety of anyone who may be working near the electrical lines.
MP Lockhart visited Hampton on Friday afternoon to see the flood waters near Kredls and the Hampton River Centre. She met with MLA Gary Crossman and Hampton’s Acting Director of Public Works Mike Raeburn at the site of the flooded River Centre to discuss how all three levels of government are coordinating resources through EMO to ensure support gets to where it is most needed.
Quispamsis with Minister LeBlanc
On Saturday, MP Lockhart requested the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Dominic LeBlanc come to Quispamsis to see the damage first-hand after water levels increased overnight. Minister LeBlanc and the Premier affirmed that the resources of the Government of Canada were available at the request of EMO and that the Coast Guard is currently prepared to increase the scale of their operations if needed.