Municipal Affairs and Environment
July 20, 2017

Provincial Government Continues to Assist Residents of Mud Lake

The arrangement with the Federal Government to provide temporary accommodations to residents of Mud Lake at 5 Wing Goose Bay has been further extended to August 19, 2017, as per their requirement to review accommodations requests every 30 days. As a result of the extensive flooding at Mud Lake in May, 13 residents are currently residing in base housing at 5 Wing Goose Bay and four residents are staying with family.

To date, the Provincial Government has received 40 claims from residents affected by the flooding, and all claimants have had their property assessed by an adjuster. All claimants will be contacted via telephone and/or in writing with regard to the eligibility of their claims and corresponding settlement offers. Departmental officials continue to work to process claims, and the deadline to submit a claim is August 17, 2017.

“We are pleased to be working with the Federal Government to assist those displaced by the flooding at Mud Lake, and once again I express our appreciation to the Canadian Armed Forces and CFB Goose Bay for extending the offer of accommodations. Our departmental officials have been hard at work processing claims and working toward administration of financial assistance for the residents of Mud Lake, who have been deeply affected and are still recovering from the flooding.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“I am pleased to see the ongoing support by the provincial and federal officials in handling this difficult situation, particularly the Emergency Services Division with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment and 5-Wing Goose Bay. The residents affected by the flood are looking forward to resolution and a return to normal.“   
Honourable Perry Trimper
Minister of Service NL and MHA for Lake Melville

"The Federal Government Is committed to support those displaced by flooding in Mud Lake through continued housing on 5 Wing Goose Bay and will reassess the situation on August ‎19th. The federal government will review the application for disaster relief from the provincial government once their assessment process is complete and submitted for review. I urge all those affected by May's flooding who have not submitted a claim to do so by August 17th. My office continues to be available to assist anyone else who may need help with the claim forms. I look forward to the independent review process to provide answers to the many concerned citizens in Labrador."
Yvonne Jones
Member of Parliament for Labrador

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Municipal Affairs and Environment
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