Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards with flood recovery efforts.
Extraordinary and widespread flooding occurred in Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards in May 2017. The funds will help offset costs related to road repairs, sandbagging and disposal. The township may be eligible for as much as $65,420 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 commend the hard work and efforts of everyone in Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards to help ensure the well-being and safety of those who live and work in the area.”