Relief teams from the Canadian Armed Forces shipped out this weekend to help people affected by a powerful blizzard that hit Newfoundland and Labrador. On Monday, January 20, their teams worked to dig out homes and clear driveways.
Video shared on Sunday shows troops flying out to affected areas. On Monday the Canadian Armed Forces Joint Task Force Atlantic shared photos of their teams at work.
The city of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, declared a state of emergency on January 17 as the province was battered by a blizzard that brought high winds and driving snow.
Environment Canada said “intense winds and record-breaking snowfall” bore down on Newfoundland on Friday. A total of 76.2 centimeters (30 inches) of snow was recorded at St John’s International Airport on Friday, shattering the previous record of 68.4 centimeters (about 27 inches), set in April of 1999.
With files from Storyful