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Nova Scotia makes funds available to improve flood infrastructure


Nova Scotia will provide $3 million annually over the next five years for flood reduction measures (courtesy: Brenda Tate)
Nova Scotia will provide $3 million annually over the next five years for flood reduction measures (courtesy: Brenda Tate)

The Canadian Press

April 5, 2013 — Communities in Nova Scotia that are vulnerable to flooding could be eligible for provincial government funding to make improvements to flooding infrastructure.

About $300,000 per year will be used for risk assessment (courtesy: George Nicholson)
About $300,000 per year will be used for risk assessment (courtesy: George Nicholson)

The province says it will provide $3 million annually over the next five years to pay for measures that will reduce the risk of floods.

The money that's being made available will be earmarked each year for specific measures.

The government says that means it will make $300,000 available per annum for risk assessments; $700,000 will be used to cover up to half the cost of community spending on infrastructure that reduces floods; and $2 million will be used to improve infrastructure.

The money comes after parts of the Truro area were damaged by floods last year.

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