Assisting Flood Victims in McNab/Braeside
McGuinty Government Supports Reconstruction Efforts
The Province has declared the Township of McNab/Braeside a disaster area for the purpose of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program due to flooding this summer.
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Jim Watson indicated that individuals impacted by the flood will be able to apply for assistance under the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP). The program will assist municipalities and residents where insurance does not cover losses. Under ODRAP the Province matches locally raised funds by a ratio of up to 2:1 for private damages.
Under ODRAP, the municipality will establish a disaster relief committee to fundraise and settle claims from residents, businesses and farmers.
On July 24, 2009 the Township of McNab/Braeside suffered damage due to heavy rains.
- The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program is intended to alleviate hardship suffered by private homeowners, farmers, small businesses and non-profit organizations whose essential property has been damaged in a natural disaster. Private assistance is tied to local fundraising which the province matches up to a ratio of 2:1.
- ODRAP is not intended to be an alternative or a substitute for adequate insurance coverage.
“I sympathize with the residents, businesses and farmers of McNab/Braeside who have suffered damage to their properties from this unfortunate event. Ontario will help the people of McNab/Braeside get through this difficult time and make a full recovery.”