City of St. Catharines Receives Support to Repair Flood Damage
Province Helping with Recovery Efforts
The Ontario government is assisting the City of St. Catharines 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 $600,000 to support flood recovery efforts in the City of St. Catharines.
- 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 severe rainstorm hit the St. Catharines area on July 28-29, 2014, resulting in flooding and damage to homes and businesses.
- Environment Canada recorded a total rainfall of over 110 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 summer flooding. 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 climate change.”