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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI Regional News in English

Press release

On September 7, 2019 – Ottawa – national Defence/canadian armed Forces

Today, the minister of public Safety and emergency preparedness, the honourable Ralph Goodale, announced that a request for federal assistance submitted by the province of Nova Scotia has been approved for restoring essential services and ensure the well‑being of the population in the wake of hurricane Dorian.

The canadian armed Forces will respond to the call to help Canadians during this very difficult period. Approximately 700 men from Atlantic Canada are preparing to be deployed from Sunday morning, September 8, 2019. The tasks expected will include helping to restore electricity services, to identify the main roads and evacuation of residents in flooded areas or heavily damaged by going on the scene quickly in order to protect the lives of the members of the affected communities.

At the present time, we still do not know the full extent of the impact of this storm, but the canadian armed Forces are resolved to work with their federal and provincial partners in order to mitigate the consequences of the hurricane and to ensure the safety and security of Canadians.

Quotes

“We dévouerons body and soul to the task that is waiting for us to help the emergency management services of Nova Scotia, and this, quickly and with determination to protect Canadians and to mitigate the consequences of hurricane Dorian. As members of your community, this storm is an enemy to fight for us as much as for you. “

— Lieutenant‑general Mike Rouleau, commander of the joint operations Command Canada

“In response to hurricane Dorian, the team of the joint task Force (Atlantic) has remained in constant communication with our colleagues from the province and municipalities to ensure we are ready to intervene quickly to help the civil authorities to allow our communities to regain the normal course of things. We have already taken steps to prepare the forces to respond quickly when the storm will pass. “

— Rear admiral Craig Baines, Commander of maritime Forces Atlantic

Quick facts

The joint task Force (Atlantic) is in constant communication with the emergency management services of Nova Scotia to support preparations for the hurricane Dorian to determine where and how the CAF can intervene. Liaison officers are integrated into all emergency management organizations in order to accelerate the communications between the organizations.

This is the fourth deployment of operation LENTUS to the CAF in 2019 and this operation will bear the name of Operation LENTUS 19-04.

Public safety Canada is the lead agency for the coordination of federal emergency response efforts in Canada. CAF members are in continuous communication with the ministry of public Security, as well as with provincial authorities and our other federal partners.

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Relations with the médiasMinistère Defence nationaleTéléphone : 613-996‑2353Courriel : mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure is not be perfect.

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