Minister Sajjan announces new DFAA payments for Manitoba floods, storms
November 17, 2023
By Avert staff
Canada’s minister of emergency preparedness held roundtables and met with counterparts in Manitoba this week, announcing five new payments through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) program.
Harjit S. Sajjan toured Manitoba’s Emergency Management Organization Centre and visited the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) during his visit to Manitoba.
The Manitoba Emergency Management Organization was established in 1959 originally to deal with the possibility of a nuclear attack. Over the years, the threats we deal with have changed – and our responses have evolved as well 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/fWqC8Uk8gD
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The five new DFAA payments, totalling $193,720,186, are to aid with costs from the 2022 spring flood, 2020 June rainstorm, 2019 October storm, 2016 June flood, and the 2014 spring flood.
“As the effects of climate change increase the frequency of disasters like flooding, we are committed to supporting Canadians, and keeping them safe. These payments will help support the province of Manitoba with their recovery and rebuilding efforts, as we work together to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Prioritizing our resiliency towards recurring extreme weather events will help strengthen our adaptability and our ability to better recover,” Sajjan said in a news release.
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