Disaster Relief: Providing Shelter, food and water. Almost 25,000 people who live in the Canadian province of Alberta have been evacuated as wildfires rage across the region, which is seeing abnormally hot weather and high winds. The fires have burned 121,909 hectares, roughly more than 301,000 acres, and since Friday, at least 45 new wildfires have started, and 14 local states of emergency issued. Some residents in the community of Fox Lake, where the fires are severe, had to be evacuated by helicopters. In Drayton Valley, firefighters, helicopters and air tankers battled an out-of-control fire that torched over 3,700 acres. Portions of Big Lakes County – home to about 5,600 residents – were also ordered to evacuate, including residents east of the West Prairie River and Highway 749 and south of Township Road 724. It’s unclear how many people are affected by the evacuations.
We are working to assist those affected, but there is a dire need for shelter, food, and water due to the rising number of displaced families. Hurricane Fiona pulled buildings into the ocean, collapsed homes, toppled trees and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Nova Scotia, where Fiona first made landfall during the early morning hours Saturday, was hit hard by the storm. Powerful winds toppled "an incredible amount" of trees and power lines, washed out roads, littered neighborhoods with debris, and in many cases, snapped whole power poles in half. The devastating damage will take time to recover in Nova Scotia. People have seen their homes washed away, seen the winds rip schools' roofs off, leaving thousands of people needing your help. Several provinces were impacted by the heavy winds and rain. More than 370,000 customers were still without power early Sunday across Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. In Prince Edward Island's Charlottetown, police shared images of downed power lines over buildings, fallen trees blocking roadways and piercing through structures. In Newfoundland, video showed buildings floating in water and submerged cars under heavy rains. A woman was rescued from the water after her house collapsed, the damage was breathtaking. In Port aux Basques, first responders were dealing with multiple electrical fires, residential flooding and washouts. Port aux Basques is now under a boil water order, and power was still out for many residents. Concrete barriers were also set up around areas that were rendered "danger zones" by the storm.
Disaster relief providing shelter, food, and water. Heavy rains in British Columbia killed one person, her body recovered. The debris and rain is up to people waist, making it very difficult to navigate. Some people was removed from the roofs of cars trapped in floodwaters. Around 1,100 homes was evacuated in Abbotsford, and others in different parts of British Columbia, were Merritt, where all 7,000 people was forced to leave after the sanitation system failed.
Disaster relief providing shelter, food, and water. Officials are determining if vehicles or people are unaccounted for has been made difficult by the number of mudslides in southwestern BC, the impact on infrastructure, and multiple communities under evacuation orders. There were three areas where vehicles were trapped between debris flows, including one on Highway 99 near Lillooet and two on Highway 7. Relentless rain continued to batter Canada's Pacific coast on Monday, with water covering roads like the Malahat Highway on Vancouver Island. At least nine people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries following the landslide near Agassiz. Officials ordered all 7,000 residents of the city of Merritt, British Columbia, to evacuate, because high flood waters have rendered the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant inoperable for an indefinite period. Continued habitation of the community without sanitary services presents risk of mass sewage back-up and personal health risk.
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