August 1, 2018 4:48 pm

Feds give N.B. government $39 million to help with flood recovery

A New Brunswick flag floats in front of a cottage destroyed by flooding from the Saint John River in Waterborough, N.B., on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese

New Brunswick is getting $39 million from Ottawa as it continues to recover from this spring’s historic floods.

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The province says the federal money will help cover response and recovery costs.

In a news release, Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman said many people are still recovering from the flood.

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He says the money will cover costs like paying claims from the public and companies.

The province said in June that about 12,000 properties were affected by flooding between late April and mid-May.

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Lisa Munn, recovery services manager with New Brunswick Emergency Measures, said that 50 to 60 homes are beyond repair.

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