This is a difficult time for many, and although the information may already be known to some, below are some updates/resources in case members affected are not aware.
As of today, the Red Cross is providing free flood clean-up kits which can be picked up at 318 Maple St. in Fredericton, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including on the weekend. There is a limit of one kit per household.
In Fredericton, the city's park and ride shuttle services will continue until Friday, and this morning (Thursday, May 10) as all of the Westmorland Street Bridge ramps are back open. Many roads in the area are still closed, however, including Lincoln Road at the city limits (or Baker Brook), Riverside Drive at Route 8, and Morrell Park.
This is a difficult time for many and the recovery process will be a long one. The Red Cross has provided a coping with crisis guide (below) which can provide insight and assistance in coping with the aftermath of a crisis.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada has set up a phone line for anyone with general questions about policy coverage; those affected can call the consumer information centre at 1-844-227-5422.
Members can report flood-related damage by calling Service New Brunswick TeleServices at 1-888-298-8555 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends, or by registering online on the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization's website.
The Canadian Red Cross said its New Brunswick floods appeal has raised about $321,000 as of Tuesday night. The money will be used for immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery and preparedness. If you are unsure of how to help out, a donation is a great way to start and those who wish to donate can call 1-800-418-1111 or visit www.redcross.ca.
In the on-going fundraising efforts, 106.9FM has teamed up to deliver the New Brunswick Flood Relief Radiothon in support of the Canadian Red Cross, airing Thursday, May 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. AT. The day-long radiothon will support immediate and long-term relief, recovery, and future preparedness for affected residents, with a strong focus on the more than 1,000 people displaced from their homes. If you wish to support the relief fund, you can do so by calling 1-866-224-1617, by texting ‘Floods’ or ‘SecoursNB’ to 30333 to make a donation or online.
If you have any other information that would help members, please contact the Union office at 453-4504 or your UVP and we can get the information out there to members.