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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Midwestern Ontario

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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Midwestern Ontario

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Ontario has notified the municipalities of Adjala-Tosorontio, Grand Valley, Mapleton, Minto, Mono, New Tecumseth and Woolwich that it has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in flood-affected areas (see maps).

Significant rainfall on June 22 and 23 of this year caused widespread flooding throughout the region, impacting more than 400 homes and small businesses. The Nottawasaga Conservation Authority classified the rainfall that occurred over these two days as a once-in-a-100-year storm.

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 emergency and recovery expenses.

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or a main small business, farm or not-for-profit organization premise.

The government is closely monitoring other areas experiencing flooding across the province. It may activate the program in these areas 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: June 22 and 23, 2017

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