On early Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media to announce that residents affected by the recent extreme weather and flooding in some areas of British Columbia will be extended financial assistance to help them “recover” from their ordeal.
The whole city of Merritt, BC, was forced to evacuate on Monday after the bad weather eventually resulted in severe flooding. Moreover, Abbotsford, BC, is also put under a state of emergency due to the same reason. As a result, authorities declared that the said state of emergency would be implemented for at least a week.
Trudeau asked the affected residents of Merritt and all British Columbians who may have also been hit with the bad weather to stay safe. He also reiterated the earlier tweet from public safety minister Bill Blair that the federal government will always be there for Canadians in need.
Blair’s tweet also emphasized that they are closely monitoring the situation in Southern BC and are ready to extend whatever help is required. “We have been in touch with our provincial counterparts and stand ready to support British Columbians if needed,” the public safety minister pointed out.