Canadian Army to stay a little longer in flood zone: Guilbault
Quebec's public security minister has announced that Canadian Armed Forces troops will remain on the ground in flood-ravaged communities in the province for a little bit longer.
Geneviève Guilbault made the announcement accompanied by Brigadier General Jennie Carignan and Federal Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne at the Longue Pointe Garrison.
Guilbault said they're reviewing the areas where the troops are most needed and how many will be deployed.
Their duties will include monitoring water pumps, reinforcing sandbag dikes and other infrastructure as well as helping in the recovery effort.
Guilbault said they don't know for now how many troops in total will be on the ground or how long they'll stay; they arrived in Quebec April 19.
Neither Guilbault nor Champagne could say who would foot the bill.
Over 7,400 Quebecers have been flooded out of their homes.
.@GGuilbaultCAQ announces Canadian Armed Forces troops will stay on the ground in flood-ravaged areas a bit longer as they slowly enter the phase of recovery. Not known how long or exactly where or who will foot the bill. Announcement made at Longue Pointe Garrison. #CJAD800 pic.twitter.com/Bah56fK5z9— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) May 13, 2019
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