Support for Flood-Damaged Communities
Ontario Government Helping Municipalities Recover from Spring Floods
Ontario is helping communities in the central, eastern and northern parts of the province rebuild and recover from recent flood damage.
Support is being provided through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program. The funding will help people in declared disaster areas clean up and repair their homes and small businesses. Funding will also be used to rebuild essential municipal infrastructure like bridges and roads.
Disaster areas receiving support include:
-Lake of Bays
- The flooding started on April 18 in several areas of central, eastern and northern Ontario, due to heavy rain storms and rapid snow melt.
- The new Ontario government is committing up to $18 million to the affected municipalities through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
- The program offers two kinds of support – one that helps municipalities respond to emergencies and repair public assets and another that helps individuals and businesses get back on their feet and replace essential property.
- Learn how you can prepare for an emergency.
“The immediate response of emergency workers and residents has been nothing short of extraordinary. The province will continue to work with our municipal partners to recover and rebuild so that our communities can return to normal as soon as possible.”