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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Ottawa area

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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Ottawa area

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Ontario has notified the municipalities of Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, Champlain and Alfred and Plantagenet that it has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program for areas along the Ottawa River affected by overland flooding (see map).

Significant rainfall from May 4 to May 7 worsened the spring runoff and caused flooding in the region, impacting more than 500 homes and several small businesses. On May 8 the Ottawa River's flow reached its highest daily average since 1962.

Affected individuals, small businesses, farmers and not-for-profit organizations who have experienced property damage or loss as a result of this disaster may be eligible to receive help with expenses.

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or a main business premise.

We are closely monitoring the other areas experiencing flooding across the province. The government may activate the program in other parts of the province as flood impacts continue to be assessed in the coming days and weeks.

More information and detailed program guidelines are available at ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance or call toll-free 1-844-780-8925.

Event type: Flood

Event date: May 4 - May 7, 2017

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