11/14/2013 03:46 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:56 EST

New Brunswick gets over $10 million in relief from feds for storms, floods

FREDERICTON - The federal government is giving $10.2 million to New Brunswick in disaster financial assistance to help cover costs associated with storms in 2010 and flooding in 2012.

Federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says the assistance will offset some of the costs incurred in dealing with the aftermath of the disasters.

The province endured rainstorms in December 2010 and flooding in May 2012 that caused damage to public and private infrastructure, including roads and bridges.

New Brunswick Human Resources Minister Robert Trevors says it's important for governments to help families and businesses get their lives back to normal when disaster hits.