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Updated: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Ottawa area

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Updated: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Ottawa area

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Ontario has expanded the activation area for the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in the City of Ottawa and the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet (see map).

Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro activated the program in the municipalities of Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, Champlain and Alfred and Plantagenet on May 12, 2017 following spring overland flooding along the Ottawa River. Expanding the original activation area will allow more residents who were affected by the flood to submit claims for assistance.

Additional areas in the wards of West Carleton-March and Bay, as well as Petrie Island, are now eligible for assistance.

Due to the expansion of the activation area, the deadline to submit claims for applicants from Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, Champlain and Alfred and Plantagenet is extended to October 27, 2017.

Significant rainfall from May 4 to May 7, 2017 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 small business premise.

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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