Armed Forces to help flood relief efforts in B.C.

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The federal government has confirmed it will send in the Canadian Armed Forces to help with flood relief efforts in B.C.

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“Troops are deploying to the affected areas and will provide assistance with evacuations, help protect key assets from flood damage and bolster sandbagging efforts,” said a statement issued by Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale on Thursday morning.

“British Columbians can rest assured that help will be provided as soon as possible.”

A spokesperson for Goodale said the details of how many troops will be deployed and where are being discussed and details will be announced shortly.

More to come

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-flood-update-1.4666667?cmp=rss