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originally posted by: masqua
a reply to: Rhodin
I'm sure that Fort Mac will rebuild.
The outpouring of support from across the country has been very effective in supporting the time people are out of their homes, so 'step 1' is already well in hand. The funds donated to Red Cross alone has reached more than $45,000,000 and that amount will be doubled by the federal government.
The hit to insurance companies is expected to be in the neighbourhood of $9B, which is a scary amount. Then add to that the losses from a shut down oil patch and the loss calculations go into guesswork.
But I'm convinced that the community itself will be rebuilding as soon as possible. If Canadians are good at just one thing, it's resilience.