Municipal Affairs and Environment
June 29, 2017

Extension of Lodging Provided at 5 Wing Goose Bay to Mud Lake Residents Displaced by Flooding

The Provincial Government has been granted a 30-day extension from the Federal Government for temporary accommodations at 5 Wing Goose Bay for residents of Mud Lake, who have been displaced from their homes, due to flooding in May.

The extension has been granted up to July 20, 2017, at which time another review will take place. Approximately 68 residents were evacuated from the Mud Lake area during response operations; of those, a smaller number of families required support in securing temporary accommodations due to limited private sector availability in the area. There are currently 13 displaced Mud Lake residents in base housing at 5 Wing Goose Bay and 8 displaced residents who are staying with family.

“Our government appreciates the support from the Canadian Armed Forces and CFB Goose Bay. This extension will give displaced residents from Mud Lake stability as they continue their recovery activities following the flooding. We will continue to work with the Federal Government and our emergency management partners to assess the needs of displaced persons from the Mud Lake area.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“Flooding at Mud Lake and in lower Happy Valley was a devastating blow to the community. I am proud of the community, volunteers, first responders, community organizations as well as businesses and everyone that stepped up and supported those impacted by the flood. My office among many others were more than happy to help flood victims complete their disaster relief claim forms, and the federal government is ready to review any disaster relief the province requests. The extension of temporary housing provides families time to remediate their homes and complete the claim process. I also look forward to the independent review process to answer the outstanding concerns Labrador communities have.”
Yvonne Jones
Member of Parliament for Labrador

“The cooperation of 5 Wing Goose Bay has been much appreciated as the community continues to rebuild from the flood of one month ago. I also want to acknowledge the ongoing commitment and support of Municipal Affairs and Environment as we continue to work diligently with ‎those affected.”
Honourable Perry Trimper
Minister of Service NL and MHA for Lake Melville

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