The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology and MHA for Burgeo – La Poile and the Honourable John Hogan, KC, Minister of Justice and Public Safety provided an update on recovery efforts in response to the impacts of Hurricane Fiona today (Tuesday, October 4).
To date, 805 households have registered with the Canadian Red Cross. 260 homes have been reported as damaged by Hurricane Fiona. Structural assessments have been completed on 254 homes in the region and assessments in Burgeo are beginning today.
Contractors continue to remove debris stemming from the damage, and moving stockpiles to a regional waste management site.
All roads are currently open. Repair work on damaged roads in Burnt Islands is nearing completion, including repairs to damage to two areas on Main Road and the causeway to the community.
Route 470 remains open to one lane, while repairs to Route 408 begin today.
Inspections on a damaged seawall protecting the water supply in Ramea have been undertaken. There are no current impacts to the water supply system.
In addition, more than 300 calls have been made to the Fiona Response Coordinator, including 167 different households in the region inquiring about information on assistance and 86 from organizations, such as not-for-profit organizations, schools, and volunteers offering assistance.
The Incident Command Centre can be contacted by calling 1-800-863-6582 or emailing FionaResponse@gov.nl.ca for assistance.
Transportation and Infrastructure