Happy to see the goodwill of Canada to help Louisiana & Mississippi. Appears all the victims will be gone after today, and the thugs/hoodlums will probably melt in and act like victims to be rescued and evacuated to parts of the US (hope not San Antone, we have enough crime). In any event the thoughts of Canada will be appreciated. Arriving like you say may take a month and by then there will be reconstruction going on...perhaps the Canadian Navy has carpenters, steel workers, electricans, and just plain ole laborers to help..eh.
Those search dogs will be a help right now.
"Canadian crews preparing to leave Halifax for U.S. Gulf Coast Sat Sep 3, 1:10 PM ET
HALIFAX (CP) - Preparations continue in Halifax to send 1,000 Canadian Forces personnel to the hurricane-ravaged U.S. Gulf Coast.
Navy spokesman Lt.-Cmdr. Ken MacKillup says the ships' companies are working hard to ensure the vessels are loaded with supplies and ready to go Tuesday.
Sailors are spending any spare time over the Labour Day weekend with family and friends.
The trip is estimated to take a month, but MacKillup says that won't be decided until the crews arrive in waters off New Orleans and survey what needs to be done.
As I reported yesterday, the Vancouver based Search team is already on site with dogs (offer of help accepted by the Governor of Louisiana) and the Federally run DART teams for water purification and supply are still waiting to be called despite multiple offers over the past 4 days. Your northern neighbour cares and would like to help, but international law requires they be invited by the proper Federal authority.