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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Windsor and Essex County

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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Windsor and Essex County

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Ontario has notified the City of Windsor and the Towns of Amherstburg, Essex, Lakeshore, LaSalle and Tecumseh in Essex County that it has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in flood-affected areas (see maps).

In late August, a series of localized, intense thunderstorms moved across the region, resulting in over 200 millimetres of rainfall and causing flooding in some areas.

Affected individuals, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that 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 to a main small business, farm or not-for-profit organization. Damage from sewer backup is not eligible under the program except under special provisions for low-income households. 

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: August 28 and 29, 2017

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