Clarence-Rockland Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the City of Clarence-Rockland with flood recovery efforts.
High water levels on the Ottawa River, combined with significant rainfall from May 4 to May 7, 2017 caused flooding in the city. The funds will help offset costs related to road repairs, sandbagging and disposal. The city may be eligible for as much as $643,444 in provincial funding under the program.
The Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program helps municipalities address extraordinary emergency response costs and damage to essential property or infrastructure like bridges, roads and public buildings, as a result of a natural disaster.
- The province delivers the program, which provides funding to eligible municipalities using a cost-sharing formula.
- A municipality may be eligible under the program if its disaster-related costs reach a threshold of three per cent of its Own-Purpose Taxation levy.
- The program came into effect on March 1, 2016, replacing the public component of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
“I want to commend staff at the City of Clarence-Rockland for all of their hard work to mitigate damages to the homes in the area and for offering support services to ensure the health and safety of affected residents.”