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Lambton Shores Receives Support to Repair Tornado Damage

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Lambton Shores Receives Support to Repair Tornado Damage

Province Helping with Recovery Efforts in Grand Bend

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Ontario government is assisting the Municipality of Lambton Shores (community of Grand Bend) with tornado cleanup.

Through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program, funding will help the municipality pay for debris cleanup and repair vital infrastructure such as roads.

The Ontario government will continue to work with the municipality to assess the full extent of damage and determine all eligible costs.

Quick Facts

  • The province is providing up to $720,000 to support tornado cleanup in the Municipality of Lambton Shores.
  • An EF-1 tornado struck the community of Grand Bend in the Municipality of Lambton Shores on July 27, 2014, causing damage to public infrastructure.
  • According to Environment Canada, winds reached approximately 175 kilometres/hour.
  • The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program offers public support for municipalities to respond to emergencies and repair public assets.

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“I want to congratulate the extraordinary effort of emergency workers and residents in these communities. Ontario stands with our cities, towns and citizens when they are in great need.”

Ted McMeekin

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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