TRURO - Federal funding to help deal with the millions of dollars worth of damage from this week's massive flooding in Colchester County must be sought now, say Colchester County councillors.
Residences on Bridgeview Drive in Murray's Siding were evacuated Monday morning around 6 a.m.
Municipal officials are frustrated with the lack of support from the federal government following Monday's flood.
Deputy mayor Ron Cavanaugh said it's unacceptable that help on a higher level hasn't been offered.
“There's millions and millions worth of damage. We shouldn't have to wait ... where's our MP (Scott Armstrong) and (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper? This is disgusting as far ad I am concerned," said Cavanaugh.
Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor said Premier Darrell Dexter has communicated his concern over the flooding and intends to meet with county representatives possibly next week. Taylor believes provincial financial help could be forthcoming.
However, he hasn't talked with Armstrong but hopes if the province provides assistance perhaps the federal government would follow.
Coun. Bill Masters said the county should not wait to seek help.
"Shame on us if we don't get federal and provincial people here quickly to make them aware of the damage," said Masters.
In addition, Coun. Christine Blair said a berm, or raised barrier, should be built in Bible Hill's Holy Well Park to help lessen future flooding issues.
"I've asked about this several times ... I'm requesting this be considered a priority," said Blair.
No decision was made on a potential berm and consideration must be given to other projects and budgetary considerations.