Watch a special Defence Team News Minute on flooding in several parts of Canada

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Welcome to a special Defence Team News minute on the recent flooding in several parts of Canada.

As part of Operation LENTUS, the Canadian Armed Forces deployed members to assist with flooding in the First Nation community of Kashechewan in Ontario, in New Brunswick, and also in British Columbia.

For concerns over potential flooding along the Albany River in Ontario, Canadian Armed Forces members from 3 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group assisted in monitoring river levels in the area and sent a CH-146 Griffon helicopter and CC-130J Hercules aircraft to evacuate approximately 100 people from the Kashechewan First Nation.

The Canadian Armed Forces deployed approximately 60 members of 4 Engineer Support Regiment from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown to help respond to flooding in New Brunswick. Members assessed damage and infrastructure in the region, including 2 bridges, 130 damaged areas, and 350 kilometres of transport routes.

Canadian Armed Forces assistance has also been confirmed to help with flood relief efforts in British Columbia.

Operation LENTUS is the Canadian Armed Forces response to natural disasters in Canada when provincial and territorial authorities request assistance.

Thank very much for watching. See you next time…for Defence Team News!

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