Canada Ontario donating $150k to Irma relief

06:51  13 september  2017
06:51  13 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is contributing $ 150 ,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help people in the Caribbean recovering from hurricane Irma . Premier Kathleen Wynne says in a statement that Irma and its consequences are “a worst nightmare come true” for millions of people.

The Ontario government is contributing $ 150 ,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help people in the Caribbean recovering from hurricane Irma .

People inspect their neighborhood that was flooded by Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Yesterday Hurricane Irma hit Florida's west coast leaving widespread damage and flooding. © Mark Wilson People inspect their neighborhood that was flooded by Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Yesterday Hurricane Irma hit Florida's west coast leaving widespread damage and flooding. TORONTO - The Ontario government is contributing $150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help people in the Caribbean recovering from hurricane Irma.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says in a statement that Irma and its consequences are "a worst nightmare come true" for millions of people.

Wynne also says she has sent a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott offering her sympathies and support.

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is contributing $ 150 ,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help people in the Caribbean recovering from hurricane Irma . Premier Kathleen Wynne says in a statement that Irma and its consequences are "a worst nightmare come true" for millions of people.

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Hydro One employees and equipment are already on their way to Florida to help restore power to millions of Floridians.

And Wynne says she has informed the federal government that Ontario is ready to assist a Canadian response to the disaster.

The death toll from hurricane Irma stood at 47 on Tuesday. At least 37 people were reported killed across the Caribbean islands while 18 deaths were reported in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

"On behalf of the people of Ontario, I extend our heartfelt compassion to all of the people who are suffering in the destructive aftermath of hurricane Irma," Wynne said Tuesday.

"I want to thank every single person here in Ontario who has committed to help, and encourage everyone to consider making a personal donation to the Canadian Red Cross," she said.

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