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Updated: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Brantford

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Updated: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Brantford

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ontario has expanded the activation area for the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in the City of Brantford (see map).

Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro activated the program in Brantford on February 27, 2018 following flooding along the Grand River. Expanding the original activation area will allow more residents who were affected by the flood to submit claims for assistance.

Additional areas on the west bank of the Grand River and south of Baldwin Avenue are now eligible for assistance.

Due to the expansion of the activation area, the deadline to submit claims for applicants from Brantford is extended to August 10, 2018.

Deep thaw and heavy rains between February 19 and 21, 2018 led to flooding that damaged homes along the Grand River. Parts of Brantford were evacuated due to an ice jam that was released, sending water surging into the city.

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 provides reimbursement of expenses incurred but may also offer interim payments to those who need upfront help.

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to main small business premises, a farm or not-for-profit organization. Damage from sewer backup is not eligible under the program except under special provisions for low-income households. 

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: February 19 - 21, 2018

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