City of Burlington Receives Support to Repair Flood Damage
Province Helping with Recovery Efforts in the City of Burlington
The Ontario government is assisting the City of Burlington with flood recovery efforts.
Through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program, funding will help residents in affected areas repair homes and small businesses, and replace essential property.
The Ontario government will continue to work with the municipality and residents to assess the full extent of damage and determine all eligible costs.
- The province is providing up to $3 million to support flood recovery efforts in the City of Burlington.
- Under the private component of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program, the municipal council must appoint a disaster relief committee, which will review and settle claims and lead fundraising efforts. All funds raised are matched by the province up to the amount needed to pay eligible claims, to a maximum of a 2:1 ratio.
- The private component offers financial assistance to individuals, small businesses, farmers and non-profit organizations that have been impacted by a natural disaster beyond their capacity to manage.
- A band of rain storms travelled through the City of Burlington on Aug. 4, 2014, resulting in flooding and damaging homes and businesses.
- Environment Canada recorded a total rainfall of over 150 millimetres.
“I want to congratulate the extraordinary effort of emergency workers and residents in this community. Ontario stands with our cities, towns and citizens when they are in great need.”
“I am very pleased that the province is providing support for individuals and families affected by the heavy summer rain that did so much damage to homes and to our community. By stepping up and helping affected homeowners, the Government of Ontario is demonstrating its willingness to partner with affected communities, dealing with the effects of devastating storms such as the one our community experienced on August 4th.”
“This is great news for Halton residents who were hit hard by summer flooding. It means qualifying residents in affected areas can now repair their homes and businesses, and replace items destroyed by the flood. This provincial funding gives vital support to those who need it most.”