Sussex Corner, New Brunswick Flood Response
Samaritan’s Purse responded to helping Sussex, New Brunswick flood victims.
The Village of Sussex Corner declared a state of emergency on April 16 due to severe flooding in the southern New Brunswick community of 1,500 people. Ice jams and high water on area waterways damaged as many as 100 homes in Sussex Corner. According to residents, this is the worst flood they have experienced in recent memory.
“There are a lot of flooded streets and raging water,” said Stephen Joudry, Samaritan’s Purse’s Disaster Relief Regional Coordinator. “People are starting to pump out their basements and you see stuff out on front lawns. One of the worst hit areas included an RV place where brand new travel trailers were just floating around in the water.”
A total of 72 work orders have been completed, ranging from power washing and sanitization to complete gut outs of fully finished basements. A total of 401 volunteers have served 3,176 hours since April 21 - May 8.
Samaritan’s Purse also partnered with Rapid Response Team Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of flood survivors and volunteers.
“We are very excited to have Samaritan’s Purse become part of our community recovery efforts,” said Sussex Corner Mayor Steven Gillies. “We eagerly look forward to working together to restore our community and provide hope in a time of need.”
Please continue to pray that the Lord would provide peace and comfort to those affected by the flooding.
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