Workers

New Brunswick still has a lot of cleanup to do following post-tropical storm Arthur. (Daniel McHardie/CBC)

The Red Cross on P.E.I. and Maritime Electric have sent assistance to New Brunswick, where 40,000 homes are still without power following tropical storm Arthur.

"There are four shelters operating in New Brunswick and our volunteer Lynn MacLeod has gone over to help with warming and reception centres," said Laura Montigny, P.E.I.'s director for the Red Cross.

"She'll be located in Fredericton which is certainly where the bulk of the power outages are. So she'll be working with clients who come in to assess their needs in the short term until the power is restored.  She'll also be assisting with food distribution and water distribution in that area."

A volunteer disaster-relief specialist from P.E.I. was also sent to New Brunswick earlier this week. That volunteer will be in New Brunswick at least through Sunday.

The Canadian Red Cross now has 83 volunteers from across the Maritimes helping out.

Maritime Electric, P.E.I.'s main electrical utility, has sent four crews to New Brunswick to help restore the power there.